Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. José Saramago is awesome. This book is awesome. I just want it to keep going. death* decides to stop allowing people to die in one geographical locale leaving all of these people who would have otherwise died in a suspended state. Saramago examines how the economy is impacted when the death industry screeches to a halt, and how the government responds so that there isn't a collapse of the entire system. death is a woman who sends out violet-colored letters to let people know when their time has come. But one letter is returned, and death can't figure out why. So she takes human form to confront the man who will not die. Awesome. What can I say? It's awesome.
*Lowercase on purpose.