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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We stood aside from the doorway to let the coffin by; then, following the bearers
down a corridor, we came to the front entrance, where a hearse was waiting.
Oblong, glossy, varnished black all over, it vaguely ie- minded me of the pen
trays in ...
ground as the hearse gained speed. One of the men beside it, too, fell back and
drew level with me. I was surprised to see how quickly the sun was climbing up
the sky, and just then it struck me that for quite a while the air had been throbbing
In front, the coachman's glossy black hat looked like a lump of the same sticky
substance, poised above the hearse. It gave one a queer, dreamlike impression,
that blue-white glare overhead and all this blackness round one: die sleek black
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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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