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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29 1 !' . ' shouted humorous remarks, which made the girls turn their heads and
giggle. I recognized them as girls from my part of the town, and two or three of
them, whom I knew, looked up and waved to me. Just then the street lamps came
Meanwhile the girl went on sobbing and repeating: "He hit me, the coward. He's a
pimp." "Excuse me, officer," Raymond put in, "but is that in order, calling a man a
pimp in the presence of witnesses?" The policeman told him to shut his trap.
Sunday with a girl. Raymond promptly replied that she could come, too. In fact,
his friend's wife would be very pleased not to be the only woman in a party of
men. I'd have liked to hang up at once, as my employer doesn't approve of my
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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