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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Those who had been to the picture houses in the middle of the town came a little
later, and looked more sedate, though a few were still laughing. On the whole,
however, they seemed languid and exhausted. Some of them remained loitering
A. moment later she asked me if I loved her. I said that sort of question had no
meaning, really; but I supposed I didn't. She looked sad for a bit, but when we
were getting our lunch ready she brightened up and started laughing, and when
This set Marie laughing, I don't know why. I suspect she'd drunk a bit too much.
Then Masson asked if I'd like to come with him for a stroll on the beach. "My wife
always has a nap after lunch," he said. "Personally I find it doesn't agree with me;
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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