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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The general idea hereabouts is that he's a pimp. But if you ask him what his job is
, he says he's a warehouseman. One thing's sure: he isn't popular in our street.
Still, he often has a word for me, and drops in sometimes for a short talk in my ...
He's a pimp." "Excuse me, officer," Raymond put in, "but is that in order, calling a
man a pimp in the presence of witnesses?" The policeman told him to shut his
trap. Raymond then turned to the girL "Don't you worry, my pet. We'll meet again.
He killed a man coldbloodedly, in pursuance of some sordid vendetta in the
underworld of prostitutes and pimps. That, gentlemen of the jury, is the type of
man the prisoner is." No sooner had he sat down than my lawyer, out of all
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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