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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Wherever I looked I saw the same sun-drenched countryside, and the sky was so
dazzling that I dared not raise my eyes. Presently we struck a patch of freshly
tarred road. A shimmer of heat played over it and one's feet squelched at each
One of them looked up at me and shouted, "We licked them!" I waved my hand
and called back, "Good work!" From now on there was a steady stream of private
cars. The sky had changed again; a reddish glow was spreading up beyond the ...
Raymond whispered that the second Arab from the left was "his man," and I
thought he looked rather worried. However, he assured me that all that was
ancient history. Marie, who hadn't followed his remarks, asked, "What is it?" I
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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