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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Masson, Raymond, and I discussed a plan of spending the whole of August on
the beach together, sharing expenses. Suddenly Marie exclaimed: "I say! Do you
know the time? It's only half-past eleven!" We were all surprised at that, and ...
To stay, or to make a move— it came to much the sameTSfter a moment I
returned to the beach, and started walking. There was the same red glare as far
as eye could reach, and small waves were lapping the hot sand in little, flurried
As a matter of fact, I had already- told him at our first interview— in a summary
sort of way, of course— about Raymond, the beach, our swim, the fights then the
beach again, and the five shots I'd fired. But I went over it all again, and after each
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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