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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However, I went straight home, as I had to put some potatoes on to boiL The hall
was dark and, when I was starting up the stairs, I almost bumped into old
Salamano, who lived on the same floor as I. As usual, he had his dog with him.
For eight ...
As I was turning in at my door I ran into old Salamano. I asked him into my room,
and he informed me that his dog was definitely lost. He'd been to the pound to
inquire, but it wasn't there, and the staff told him it had probably been run over.
The Same thing for Salamano's wife and for Salamano's dog. That little robot
woman was as "guilty" as the girl from Paris who had married Masson, or as
Marie, who wanted me to marry her. What did it matter if Raymond was as much
my pal ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - www.librarything.com
I had similar feelings about this novel as I did to the previous Camus novel I read back in 2012, The Plague. Like that one, the events surrounding the life of the narrator have an otherworldly feel ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Borrows-N-Wants - www.librarything.com
This book is absolutely beautiful. Camus has wonderful writing technique and the content is interesting. I'm sure I didn't read into this as deeply as I should have, but I still pulled a lot away from the book. Definitely one worth a reread.... or four. Loved it. Read full review