Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cellos and immortality

I read a book review of a new book featuring a cellist. José Saramago’s new novel, Death With Interruptions is about a period of time in which death does not occur. Then, death, in the form of a woman, decides death must continue, as the consequences of the absence of death are overwhelming. She picks a cellist as her first victim, but is apparently, attracted to the cello and to the cellist. Here is the New York Times review of the book. I haven't read the book yet, but it sounds intriguing.


Marisa said...

I've requested it from my library. Looks like there are 11 people ahead of me on the waiting list.

Maricello said...

Well, he is a Nobel Prize winner. I'll have to check my library, but I read relatively slowly, so might just go ahead and buy it, adding it to my teetering stack of books to read.