All the Names

All the Names

eBook - 2001
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Senhor José is determined to find out more about a woman he only knows from the birth certificate he discovered at his job as a clerk in the Central Registry.
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001
ISBN: 9780547536859
0547536852
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Costa, Margaret Jull

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Atchtck
Jul 05, 2016

This wonderful book follows Senhor Jose as he tracks down a mysterious woman, discovering her life and about her in general. The story is simple yet provides a deep look into what drives us as human, plus how our views of the world inform and either do or don't comply with the natural workings of the world.

The characters are wonderful, the themes well-executed, and the dialogue superb. I highly recommend this book.

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1aa
Sep 28, 2015

The eyes and mind of the reader whip along the lengthy sentences relentlessly. Much of the story is rather banal nut the effect of the technique makes its presence felt in the last hundred or so pages.

bradleydargan4life Apr 14, 2011

in my top three saramago novels, and that is saying a lot! very entrancing, character oriented, and as easy to read as saramago can be.

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lpr Apr 27, 2012

In a grotesque, fascist, soulless place, an unlikely hero exerts the power of love with the sparsest of reasons. Saramago exerts a path of descriptions, so that the reader can fall in love with a stranger too, knowing just how far our powerful hearts will go to connect and maybe love. A challenging read for anyone that doesn't habitually love strangers. The fireworks have to come from inside the reader not the text.

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