El hombre duplicado has ratings and reviews. Steven José Saramago surpreende sempre e no final nem queremos terminar o livro. o final do livro. The Double (Portuguese: O Homem Duplicado) is a novel by Portuguese author José Saramago, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. In Portuguese, the . megustaleer – El hombre duplicado – José Saramago.

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Isn’t that such a wondrous feeling to possess whilst reading a novel. Una trama semplice, ma sotto la superficie nasconde dei tesori unici. Jonathan Carroll of the Washington Post criticized the novel, saying that he displays: The book is very different from the movie, so there’s no reason you need to limit yourself to one or the other. Just who is that man who looks like my identical twin?

Then the next two-thirds of the book provide extremely detailed subtleties into the nature and personality of the protagonist and his environment. Which of them, Tertuliano worriedly wonders, is the original and which the duplicate.

The Double by José Saramago

Like all of Saramago’s books, this one starts with a puzzling anomaly in the normal, regimented, and dull life of an unassuming nobody living in a large, identity-robbing city. Iste bu klasik Saramago.

I figured out the inevitable ending of this book about halfway through it, but getting to the end was certainly not tedious. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is easy to relate to them. This is one of I’m awful at doing reviews and I feel like I never say anything anyone hasn’t already said in their reviews but I’m doing this one because I need to put my astonishment in words once I have joss other way of dealing with it.


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His depression is a thing of the past. What is with this guy and not using periods?

Saramago was a unique literary magician, and this is one of his most hauntingly memorable books. This is a wonderful and diverting choice for anyone willing to engage in the slight relinquishment of common sense dupkicado this novel and the genre requires.

What I didn’t particularly like was Tertuliano himself, a guy who meandered through life feeling like someone owed him a favour.

The characters are too small for the world they populate, and the story is too narrow for the binding. The only element of this book that left me unsatisfied was Saramago’s treatment of women in the plot.

Bir kere Saramago’yu artik tanidim. Non si tratta di una semplice somiglianza, i due uomini sono assolutamente uguali.

To me he just appeared to be a bit of a drip. He wants to know which of them is the “original” and which the copy. He believes he is depressed. Ve kafayi bu adama takiyor. The story itself centers around a weird conceit involving two people who prove to be inexplicably identical, one of whom we come to know closely: Tertuliano agrees to meet him in a nearby park that night.

I loved Saramago’s story, the way it delved deep into my consciousness, resulting in a finale that sat well with me. How random is life anyway?

Saramago’s true mark as a master novelist is that he’s able to make the climax of the book both surprising and obvious at the same time. On the other hand, it is possible to see these women as being the only sane, good people in the entire novel, and so Saramago’s treatment of women is less misogynistic than it is merely simplistic. Retrieved 6 December This would lead to a chain of events that not only desn’t go according to plan, but opens up a whole other set of possibilities that spells danger for the people he most cares about, including his girlfriend, Maria da Paz.


Wisdom lurks in this novel. And after the point of no return, when the Identicals finally meet, I loved every minute right through to it’s conclusion, it just took a while to get off the ground. The next day, he buys a newspaper to learn the details of the accident: There’s nothing particularly new in positing a logical world and then introducing an absurd element which leads to an unravelling of identity.

View all 4 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? I am still impressed. 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. When the two men meet, it is at once apparent that they are indeed doubles.

The Double

Please add cover to this book 4 14 Jul 22, To me he just appeared to be a bit of a drip. Saramago is saramagood good book. View all 5 comments.