Saturday, 19 September 2009

Whiteness

The eyedrops I have switched to are white, it's like putting Tipex in your eyes and makes me think of the characters in Jose Saramago's novel Blindness, who suffer a contagious loss of sight where everything suddenly turns white. My friend told me of the book, recently, saying, Don't you dare even glimpse this just now, so I ordered it from the library. The writing is fabulous though it's more about an imbalance of power and society breaking down than anything else. I am a third of the way through. I have still not finished any of the last three books I have been reading.

6 comments:

Reading the Signs said...

I have just begun reading The White Road - short by Tania Hershman. The title story is also about blindness, and rather wonderful.

I do hope the tipex does the trick for you.

gedablet - how well they know me.

nmj said...

hey signs, i read the white road a couple months ago, i absolutely loved the title story and read it twice, the others i found a mixed bag... yes, tipex is my big hope at moment, it is actually a weaker steroid as i couldn't tolerate the stronger steroid eyedrops.

Chimera said...

There is a remarkable film version of 'Blindness' by the brazillian director who made 'City of God'. It stars Julianne Moore and she is luminous. (as per) I must read the book as film was intriguing...
T xx

nmj said...

Hey, I would love to see the film, had no idea there was one. x

Muhamad Lodhi said...

Wouldn't want you going achromatic. Hope your eyes feel better.

I've just finished reading the bio of Toulouse-Lautrec by Julia Frey.
This evening, I read through The Blue Book by Owen Sheers.

nmj said...

thanks, muhamad.