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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Her voice took me by surprise; it didn't match her face at all; it was musical and
slightly tremulous. What she said was: "If you go too slowly there's the risk of a
heatstroke. But, if you go too fast, you perspire, and the cold air in the church
After the jailer left me I shined up my tin pannikin and studied my face in it. My
expression was terribly serious, I thought, even when I tried to smile. I held the
pannikin at different angles, but always my face had the same mournful, tense ...
And. yet— believe me, I am speaking from the depths of my heart —I know that
even the wretchedest amongst you have sometimes seen, taking form against
that gray- ness, a divine face. It's that face you are asked to see." This roused me
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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