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Recommended books (5)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Europe Challenge were written by authors from portugal. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago EN

Rating: 3.7     13 Votes
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
In early eighteenth-century Lisbon, Baltasar, a soldier who has lost his left hand in battle, falls in love with Blimunda, a young girl with visionary powers. From the day that he follows her home from the auto-da-fe where women are burned at the stake, the two are bound body and soul by love of an unassailable strength. A third party shares their supper that evening: Padre Bartolomeu Lourenco, whose fantasy is to invent a flying machine. As the Crown and the Church clash, they purse his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight.
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Recommended: 28 Jan 2018

2.

Blindness by José Saramago EN

Rating: 3.5     152 Votes
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. Discover a chillingly powerful and prescient dystopian vision from one of Europe's greatest writers. A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

3.

Death with Interruptions by José Saramago EN

Rating: 2.8     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
While Death sits in her apartment contemplating the world around her and wondering what would happen if she became human and fell in love, no one dies, raising concerns among politicians, religious leaders, doctors, morticians, and others as they confront the harsh realities of eternal life.
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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

4.

Our Musseque by Jose Luandino Vieira EN

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Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

5.

The Double by Jose Saramago EN

Rating: 4     22 Votes
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
A “wonderfully twisted meditation on identity and individuality” from a Nobel Prize–winning author who pushes fiction to its very limits (The Boston Globe). As this novel by the author of Blindness and All the Names begins, Tertuliano Máximo Afonso is a divorced, depressed history teacher. To lift his spirits, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video. Tertuliano watches the film, unimpressed. But during the night, when he is awakened by noise, he finds the VCR replaying the video and watches in astonishment as a man who looks exactly like him—or, more specifically, exactly like he did five... continue
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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022


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