Blindness - José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero The disjointed, run-on sentence structures didn't bother me for about the first half of the book, but then it started to wear on me. Overall, I struggled to get through the book --- it's an incredibly heavy read with a very powerful message. This is not the book to pick up if you're looking for entertainment; rather, it's the book you pick up when you are ready to philosophize on humankind.