José Saramago, All the Names (1997)

José Saramago, All the Names (1997)(English: 1999) 238p.

Very Kafkaesk, but the character is underdeveloped, the style is inconsistent and some of the details or plot are simply incredible or too evident. However, you can recognize his outstanding talent and the idea behind the story is very uplifting.

A good example of an incredible and unnecessary detail of plot is the visit by Senor Jose to the apartment of the unknown woman. He receives the key from the mother as he is to leave the parents’ home, after the father has been cynical of Senor Jose. Every development in this part is incredible in my opinion, and more so it is unnecessary.

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