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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Marie picked some rock irises. Going down the steep path leading to the sea, we
saw some bathers already on the sands. Raymond's friend owned a small
wooden bungalow at the near end of the beach. Its back rested against the
We each gave him an arm and helped him back to the bungalow. Once we were
there he told us the wounds weren't so very deep and he could walk to where the
doctor was. Marie had gone quite pale, and Mme Masson was in tears. Masson ...
So Raymond and I turned and walked back. He seemed happier, and began
talking about the bus to catch for our return. When we reached the bungalow
Raymond promptly went up the wooden steps, but I halted on the bottom One ...
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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