The Double (Paperback)
Mariner Books, 9780156032582, 324pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2005
Praise For The Double…
PRAISE FOR THE DOUBLE
"In varying proportions [Saramago] is melancholy, funny, scary and socially enraged. Such elements have rarely worked better together than in The Double. It's tempting to think of it as his masterpiece."--The New York Times
"Saramago has the gift of gab. Our impression is of a writer, like Faulkner, so confident of his resources and ultimate destination that he can bring any impossibility to life by hurling words at it."--John Updike, The New Yorker
"THE DOUBLE begins by intriguing us, proceeds to entertain, charm and engage, and ultimately manages to disturb."
"[Saramago''s] take on the theme is clever, alarming and blackly funny"
"Saramago''s observations come in small bursts that lift themselves up in startling truth and beauty."
"THE DOUBLE is another haunting book... from a writer who seems to produce masterpiece after masterpiece"
"[Saramago is] a writer, like Faulkner, so confident of his resources and ultimate destination that he can bring any improbability to life"
"What satisfying pleasure it is to be told this cautionary tale by a teller at the peak of his wisdom and sly wit."