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User Review  - AngelaJMaher - LibraryThing

I wasn't sure what to think when I first started reading this. It initially didn't feel worthy of the fuss, but as it enters the second part, it becomes a book that makes you think. Why are some ... Read full review

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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

I re-read this book just this past month. I don't think I'll change my initial rating. It was a very well written story, compelling even with the translation. Although the main character is cold and sociopathic, the study itself is important and well done. Read full review

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User Review  - antao - LibraryThing

As a dilettante translator I find this book fascinating, even though I don’t read French. Literary texts are sacred and you cannot alter them; translations on the other hand are a more or less ... Read full review

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User Review  - bmwilson1988 - LibraryThing

The first part was slow and I was having trouble understanding the purpose of this book. The only thing detailed was the everyday life of one man but I couldn't stop reading it. I felt that there was ... Read full review

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User Review  - stef7sa - LibraryThing

The protagonist of this story is a 'stranger' indeed, in the way he reacts to events in his life. He seems impassionate with regard to everything and without deep moral feelings. In the view of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - John_Warner - LibraryThing

The protagonist's name in this French classic is Meursault, a French Algerian. Meursault is estranged from his emotions and morality. He is apathetic about life events. He has friends and a girlfriend ... Read full review

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User Review  - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing

I can't decide on a rating for this - I'm going to have to think about it some more. Definitely brilliant, I'm just not sure how I feel about it! Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

Mr. Meaursault is an outsider, a stranger: a French person living in Algeria. He seems, at times, almost autistic in his lack of interest in the world around him; he finds no meaning in anything. He ... Read full review

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User Review  - wellreadcatlady - LibraryThing

Really short and simple book, but so good. Makes you think about life, time and what are we doing with it without making a big deal out it. Read full review

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User Review  - Bricker - LibraryThing

A simple, beautiful story of sadness and bad luck. Read full review


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