By The River Ibrahim I Sat Down And Read…

By the River Ibrahim

By the River Ibrahim I Sat Down and Read… “Death at Intervals” by Jose Saramago

“Death at Intervals” is set in an unnamed country where on the first day of the new year, people stop dying. Death is on strike. The residents are jubilant at first, but soon enough they being to suffer. Death does return eventually, but with a new courteous approach – delivering violent warning letters to her victims. But what can death do when a letter is unexpectedly returned?

Nahr Ibrahim – River of Abraham (North of Lebanon, 30 Km after Tabarja) was known as the Adonis River during Antiquity. Today, it is one of the tourist attractions in Lebanon, being the place where the ancient god Adonis died, turning the river red after mixing with his blood.

– A moment captured by @S0wf

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4 Responses

  1. mireille says:

    i am jealous of you for this !

    and i am jealous that you are reading and probably enjoying it !

  2. Sophie says:

    Seems like a very interesting book. So it’s two books now I gotta read … and still counting 🙂

    And I love the title of the post!

  3. Joelle says:

    Mir, how about I come to Batroun and we get lost in nature and read books?

    Sophie, it is. It so is. Death is on strike and after the initial celebration, the whole country starts to go asunder: Undertakers face bankruptcy, hospitals are beyond their capacity, the church is forced to reinvent its doctrine, and local “maphia” smuggle those on the brink of death over the border where they can die naturally…

    I’ll pass it on when I’m done reading it. Thanks for capturing that moment, BTW.

  4. Nathalie says:

    Lovely post and lovely picture ya Joelle. I’m glad you’re enjoying nature now 🙂

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