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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People were returning from their walks, and I noticed the dapper little man with
the fat wife amongst the passers-by. Children were whimpering and trailing
wearily after their parents. After some minutes the local picture houses disgorged
I glanced at her, and noticed that she and Marie seemed to be getting on well
together; laughing and chattering away. For the first time, perhaps, I seriously
considered the possibility of my marrying her. Masson wanted to have a swim at
... little nervous wave of her hand before following the others out by a side door. I
was thinking how strange it was I hadn't noticed any of them before when I heard
the last name called, that of Celeste. As he rose, I noticed beside him the quaint ...
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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