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.

2 comments:

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.