Started this book over the weekend. Must say I enjoy Saramago quite a bit so of course I'm biased. This book is very typical Saramago with the loosely structured to absent punctuation, the sparse character descriptions, and it's Kafka"esque" mundane-yet-somehow-bizzare setting. I can say just within the first 80 pages or so this book is far superior to Blindness (Which I also enjoyed quite a lot). If you've read The Double, then you will appreciate the main characters obsession with finding a woman who's name appears on an index card accidentally pilfered from the Registry of Births, Marriages, and Deaths. So has anyone read this? Anyone considering it?