Blindness by Jose Saramago

Imagine if you suddenly became blind - your eyes glaze over with a white light, and one by one, your loved ones, neighbors and enemies all become infected by this same white blindness. How would the government respond? How would the medical community deal with this epidemic? And more importantly, how would you survive when you cannot see? This sense of despair is the central theme to Nobel Prize Winner Jose Saramago's novel, Blindness(more).


    I loved the writing style, but did not like the book at all. I felt that it might have lost a lot of its appeal in translation (or, at least the translation that I read).