, Oct 1, 2008
- 309 pages
"A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An opthamologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the unnamed city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the blind into a mental asylum. The wards are terroriesd by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forther and the last links with a supposedly civilised society are snapped. A high-profile film adaptation has been made by the director of The Constant Gardener and City of God, Fernando Meirelles. Starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal. It was the opening film of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Opens in NZ 6th Nov 2008."