New Meetup: February's Post-Apocalyptic Book Discussion: Jose Saramago's Blindness

From: Peter
Sent on: Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:18 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Freebird Brooklyn Post-Apocalyptic Book Club Meetup!

What: February's Post-Apocalyptic Book Discussion: Jose Saramago's Blindness

When: Thursday, February 25,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
Freebird Books
123 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

It can be debated if this is technically a post-apocalyptic novel, but at the very least its dystopic and who's quibbling? A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers--among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears--through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness is a powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses--and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/1212/calendar/12388787/

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