A book by Jose Saramago about an epidemic of white blindness. This means that the sufferers do not live in a world of black that we find when we close our eyes, but surrounded by a bright milky white. The book focusses blind people who are quarantined from the rest of society and put in an abandoned mental hospital to avoid spread of disease. Read the book if you can stand to see the darkest side of humanity (this book is not for you if you have a weak stomach).