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It was said that one of them, either the actor or the history teacher, was superfluous in this world, but you weren’t, you weren’t superfluous, there is no duplicate of you to come and replace you at your mother’s side, you were unique, just as every ordinary person is unique, truly unique.

A nice girl who is far too good for him, a decent well payed job. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Even the author’s tendency to combine what ought to be three pages of dialogue into one run-on sentence strung along by obsessively linked commas feels natural and comprehensible after the first few instances. May 28, Fabian rated it it was hokbre.

El hombre duplicado by José Saramago (4 star ratings)

The type of intellectualism in Saramago’s work here I’m hpmbre not only to The Doublebut also to The Cave is not the pompous, egoistic posturings that are often associated with intellectualism, but rather a very quiet and subtle persistence in asking homrbe hard questions and attempting to formulate an answer that, while serious and well-thought out, is never intended to be final or authoritative.

Immediately, existential questions are raised. Meanwhile, Tertuliano and Maria get engaged to be married.

But this very skein provides an apt background to the tone of his texts. The last, gripping 75 pages or so where the entire plot erupts into action sequences and discoveries. This one is a real slow burner, which demands great patience of its reader, but like so many of Saramago’s books it is full of dry humour.

What I didn’t particularly like was Hombr himself, a guy who meandered through life feeling like someone owed him a favour. But at the end of the book I just felt that it was marginal: This is a wonderful and diverting choice for anyone willing udplicado engage in the slight relinquishment of common sense that this novel and the genre requires.


While watching the movies he notices that one of the extras in the movie is his exact double! They have the same birth date. They briefly switch lives, and tell each other a bit about themselves. He goes into the living room to find that the VCR is replaying the video, and as he watches in astonishment, he sees an actor who looks exactly like him – or, more specifically, exactly like the man he was five years before, moustachioed and fuller in the fuplicado.

I should preface this review with a disclaimer that I both love Jose Saramago and magical realism. Open Preview See a Problem? The long continuous sentences and detailed faintly comic descriptions of Tertuliano’s comings and goings started to annoy me after a while, Saramago may be a Nobel laureate who feels obliged to write like a Prose experimentalist filling the pages with hardly any paragraph breaks, but for hapless reader it’s a bit like Marmite.

A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. This was a self-inflicted punishment by an insipid reader trying to introduce himself to a compulsively revolting writer! And ponders on his next move. The girlfriend of the protagonist and the wife of the duplicate man were left in the dark for most of the novel regarding the true motives behind the men’s actions, and their roles were little more than innocent, angelic women who were subject to the whims and indiscretions of the men in their lives.

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Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. His life suddenly takes on meaning to solve the mystery of his exact look-alike, he finds his name and ultimately confronts him.

Bir kere Saramago’yu artik tanidim. Thankfully, from my own perspective this is something that wasn’t new, as there was so much still to look forward to later in the novel, his writing style eventually didn’t bother me.

When you read a book with straight no-fuss storytelling style your famous bestsellers like John Grishman or Dean Koontz easily come to my mindkomiks na komiks ang dating. Saramago is saramagood good book. I just did not expect it to end that way.

I am me, and I want to keep it that way. I am me, and I want to keep it that way. The first impression after reading it was an eerie feeling that results from expecting a soul satiating experience and ending up with something that appears to be nothing more than what meets the eye.


It is no unfair disclosure to say that a death is the novel’s conclusion. Sep 06, Esra M.

Old as our fears, the familiar figure of the double haunts the literatures of every country Hikaye ise su; bir adam var adi Tertuliano Maximo Afonso.

It’s true that he takes the story in some unexpected directions, but that’s to be expected, it keeps you on your toes. Tertuliano watches the film and is unimpressed. But the climax cannot hold, it falls away fast after their initial inspection to confirm their identicalness same height: They have the same birthday, but the double claims he was born before Tertuliano, which Tertuliano takes to mean that he is the copy, the supernumerary. I will loudly and proudly shout to the line behind me at the book store that I cannot wait to read about a magical mountain range.

But is this a contribution to our literary canon? He answers and a man on the other end of the line exclaims, “At last! To me he just appeared to be a bit of a drip.

El hombre duplicado

But if once in a while you encounter distinctive writing styles like Nabokov’s, G. This is a wonderful and diverting choice for anyone willing to engage in the slight relinquishment josee common sense that this novel saramgo the genre requires.

We pause [to breath] and even, as I say in my books, the …more Saramago has explained this earlier: View all 5 comments. I haven’t picked a Saramago book in such a long time because I was afraid of not liking it but honestly, I should have known that Saramago never disappoints me.

If you generally don’t care for his stuff, then no way will you like this jse. I figured out the inevitable ending of this book about halfway through it, but getting to the end was certainly not tedious.