I loved the characters and the way Saramago put us inside their thoughtful, humorous, and very human minds.
Too many long boring passages, tedious details and semi-philosophical monologues that go nowhere and add nothing.
This is one of those books that you press on to finish, and then realize what a great story you have just read.
It's college freshman English literature but I thought this book was pretty entertaining. I think the way they claimed that the dog found the family instead of the family finding... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Yang Liu
Tis is a very interesting, often profound book. It is also original and a great story, with man;y ramificatons in the past and present.Published 15 months ago by anne deGersdorff
First of all I loved the subtle humour embedded in the principal character Cipriano Algor, a Zorba type, very sensitive and original, and the parlays between him and his daughter... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Janet Perry
I found the action a little slow and the long paragraphs hard to follow. It did open me up to a new writer and an experience that was new to me. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Doug Wade
One long run-on sentence of wonderful and complex writing. This book requires some thought and it definitely helps to familiarize yourself with Plato's allegory of "The Cave".Published 24 months ago by jhouse101
[[ASIN:0156028794 The Cave]
writing style terrible. floats off into lala land for whole chapters such as explaining how a dog thinks. Read more
Occasionally I come across a book that makes me feel like if I don't like it, I must be missing something. After all, the author won a Nobel Prize. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by Clarisse McClellan
THE CAVE is the second of Jose Saramago's novels that I've read (the first of which was probably his best known, Blindness), and now that I've been able to compare the two, and... Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Bryan Byrd