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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For the first time since I'd known him he held out his hand to me-rather shyly, I
thought-and I could feel the scales on his skin. Just as he was going out of the
door, he turned and, smiling a little, said: "Let's hope the dogs won't bark again ...
We swam a long way out, Marie and I, side by side, and it was pleasant feeling
how our movements matched, hers and mine, and how we were both in the same
mood, enjoying every moment. Once we were out in the open, we lay on our ...
To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy
, and that I was happy still. For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely,
all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drardavis - www.librarything.com
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
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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