Meursault, an ordinary little clerk living in Algiers, leads a quiet and unemotional life. He commits a senseless murder and is convicted, his lack of emotion toward his mother's death weighing against him. As he contemplates his execution, he considers the value of life and is on the verge of exhibiting feeling.
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I saw some Arabs lounging against the tobacconist's window. They were staring
at us silently, in the special way these people have— as if we were blocks of
stone or dead trees. Raymond whispered that the second Arab from the left was "
But at the same moment I noticed two Arabs in blue dungarees a long way down
the beach, coming in our direction. I gave Raymond a look and he nodded,
saying, "That's him.'' W? walked steadily on. Masson wondered how they'd
The distance between us and the Arabs was steadily decreasing. When we were
only a few steps away the Arabs halted. Masson and I slowed down, while
Raymond went straight up to his man. I couldn't hear what he said, but I saw the
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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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Spoiler alert! Not that it matters anyway, but don’t read this review if you don’t already know how it all ends. The Stranger is a perfect book, with a flawed philosophy. Camus is a liar. If he really ... Read full review