Blindness Group Read: General Discussion Thread

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Blindness Group Read: General Discussion Thread

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1msf59
aug 29, 2010, 8:48 am

This prize-winning novel by the late Jose Saramago will be our next Group Read. This will kick-off September 15th. Plenty of time to land a copy. Hope we have a nice crowd!

2alcottacre
aug 29, 2010, 9:30 am

I am in! I even know where my copy of the book is :)

3kidzdoc
aug 29, 2010, 10:04 am

Count me in, Mark. I have read it, but I'd love to read it again.

4souloftherose
aug 29, 2010, 11:35 am

I'm in and will try and keep to schedule and post some comments this time! Is September 15th the day we start reading or the day we start discussion?

5msf59
aug 29, 2010, 11:44 am

Hi guys! I'm so glad you will be joining us! Spread the word! The reading will commence on the 15th but you know how flexible I am!

6phebj
aug 29, 2010, 11:52 am

Hi, Mark. I'm definitely in too--just have to get the book which shouldn't be a problem. Looking forward to it--it'll be my first Saramago.

7benitastrnad
aug 29, 2010, 3:56 pm

I read this book several years ago and probably won't reread the whole thing, but I will follow along with this group read. Portions of this book keep coming back to me and I think about it often so am interested in what others will have to say about it.

8billiejean
aug 29, 2010, 10:58 pm

I have my book ready to go. Can't wait!
--BJ

9porch_reader
aug 30, 2010, 8:31 pm

I have the book and good intentions. I'll try to keep up! Thanks for organizing this, Mark.

10Copperskye
aug 30, 2010, 10:18 pm

What porch_reader said.

I love your group reads, Mark, and since I own it, I really should read it!

11-Cee-
sep 2, 2010, 2:56 pm

Got the book and set to go! Looking forward to it. Claudia

12phebj
sep 2, 2010, 3:46 pm

Got my copy of the book today, too!

13nancyewhite
sep 2, 2010, 3:56 pm

I'm in. Own it but gotta find it.

14lkernagh
sep 5, 2010, 12:20 pm

I'm in, with book already in hand!

15ursula
sep 5, 2010, 12:23 pm

I read it a while back, and I have to see if I still have the book, but I'm interested in following along either way.

16spacepotatoes
sep 10, 2010, 9:45 am

Count me in! Can't promise that I'll be able to keep up with the group, but I'll try my best :)

17Donna828
sep 10, 2010, 10:58 am

This should be fun with so many people chiming in on discussions. I'll be following along with Benita, although I read it just two months ago so it is still fresh in my mind. A pretty unforgettable book!

18msf59
sep 10, 2010, 6:14 pm

Hi everyone! It looks like we will have a nice crowd! This always makes me beam like a proud papa!
The book is just over 300 pages, I was thinking of breaking it into 2 weeks. If readers take longer, no problem. If this is okay with the group, that's what I'll do. I'll make up the 1st week's thread very soon.

19billiejean
sep 10, 2010, 7:33 pm

Sounds perfect to me!
--BJ

20-Cee-
sep 10, 2010, 8:39 pm

Hi Mark!
I'm with ya!
Claudia

21phebj
sep 10, 2010, 9:15 pm

Sounds good to me, Mark. Looking foward to getting started.

22Copperskye
sep 11, 2010, 9:54 am

Sounds good to me too. I may start a little late because I still have about half of Bury Your Dead to finish (and I don't want to rush it) but I read the first chapter of Blindness last week and so far, it's very interesting!

23benitastrnad
sep 12, 2010, 3:12 pm

The whole book is interesting. I can't wait to hear what others think as they read it.

24nancyewhite
sep 13, 2010, 6:52 pm

Found it! Resisted starting early so far...

25msf59
sep 13, 2010, 7:33 pm

We will read this is in 2 parts. I posted Week One: right here

This will be my first book by Saramago. Has anyone else read anything by him, besides The Good Doctor (Darryl)?

26tututhefirst
sep 15, 2010, 4:59 pm

Ah.....found it. I'm in please

27lkernagh
Redigeret: sep 15, 2010, 10:38 pm

Yes. I LOVED Death with Interruptions and can highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys a satirical examination of the reactions of society and a government bureaucracy when Death decides to .... well ..... change process, so to speak.

Touchstones not happy :-(