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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After a moment she turned and looked at me. Her hair was over her eyes and she
was laughing. I clambered up on to the raft, beside her. The air was pleasantly
warm, and, half jokingly, I let my head sink back upon her lap. She didn't seem to
So I turned my head and lazily sniffed the smell of brine that Marie's head had left
on the pillow. I slept until ten. After that I stayed in bed until noon, smoking
cigarettes. I decided not to lunch at Celeste's restaurant as I usually did; they'd be
All of a sudden he jerked his head up and looked me in the eyes. "Why," he
asked, "don't you let me come to see you?" I explained that I didn't believe in God.
"Are you really so sure of that?" I said I saw no point in troubling my head about'
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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