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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... I am always wondering if there have been cases of condemned prisoners'
escaping from the implacable machinery of justice at the last moment, breaking
through the police cordon, vanishing in the nick of time before the guillotine falls.
For after taking much thought, calmly, I came to the conclusion that what was
wrong about the guillotine was that the condemned man had no chance at all,
absolutely none. In fact, the patient's death had been ordained irrevocably. It was
For some reason I'd always supposed that one had to go up steps and climb on
to a scaffold, to be guillotined. Probably that was because of the 1789 Revolution;
I mean, what I'd learned about it at school, and the pictures I had seen.
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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