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 said I didn't mind; if she was keen on it, we'd get married. Then she asked me
again if I loved her. I replied, much as before, that her question meant nothing or
next to nothing— but I supposed I didn't. "If that's how you feel," she said, "why ...
"If that's how you feel," she said, "why marry me?" I explained that it had no
importance really, but, . if it would give her pleasure, we could get married right
away. I pointed out that, anyhow, the suggestion came from her; as for me, I'd
The Same thing for Salamano's wife and for Salamano's dog. That little robot
woman was as "guilty" as the girl from Paris who had married Masson, or as
Marie, who wanted me to marry her. What did it matter if Raymond was as much
my pal ...
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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