The development of the plot was initially Intriguing. The book even kept my attention through about the first hour of the incarceration and exploration by the blind. Then it became as stale and reeking as their living environment. I wish some of the negative reviews had been available before I had purchased this sad book. It is simply too tedious to slog through the second half.
I'm not blind, thank God, and don't have any opinions about whether or not this a rant about blind people. I just didn't like his style. The way I read it, the author definitely has an attitude and I wasn't comfortable with it. Blind or sighted, I would not recommend it.
This is heavy-handed at best. Authors make choices and, well, these choices seemed poor. Now a Nobel winning author deserves some amount of appreciation for their ability to reach out and do something new and really ground-breaking.
Honestly, I simply couldn't find it. I've read some of the text as well and I think that the irritating way that this is composed is perhaps even amplified in the reading. Good concept, poor execution. I don't need to have my head bashed against the point, either. Not subtle no matter how you look at it.
I can't believe he would even think blind people would even act this way. I am a blind person and can easily control my bodily functions. I can understand the sudden loss of one's sight would be frightening but, we are all intelegent and have the ability to learn.
I can understand the problems that arise do to the condition of the facility and lack of properfood rations. To revert to animalistic behavior could be normal for anyone regardless of any physical or mental disabilities.
The author tends to lecture and drag out ideas he wants you to grasp slowly.
Sadly I wish I could ask for a refund but, I purchased this book for research purposes. I intend to protest the movie and all those who have sponcered it.
Wow. Sorta pointless. Characters with no names. Unneccesary sidebars. First few hours were a tough listen, but I plowed on, hoping it'd get better... No such luck. Sheesh.