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Book Review of All the Names

All the Names
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Jose Saramago is one of my favorite authors; however, he does have a very different style of writing so his books aren't for everyone. I find his Portuguese style very similar to a lot of the Latin American writers I read; Gabriel Marquez to name one.
"All the Names" is a wonderful book about life in the twentieth century where people are numbers and are easily filed away. A file clerk goes not only outside his world, which is small, but also escapes his own nature to track down a woman whose name he has happened upon. His discovery is both tragic and heoric, in my opinion, because changing our own nature is the most difficult thing in life to do.