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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - www.librarything.com
I had similar feelings about this novel as I did to the previous Camus novel I read back in 2012, The Plague. Like that one, the events surrounding the life of the narrator have an otherworldly feel ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Borrows-N-Wants - www.librarything.com
This book is absolutely beautiful. Camus has wonderful writing technique and the content is interesting. I'm sure I didn't read into this as deeply as I should have, but I still pulled a lot away from the book. Definitely one worth a reread.... or four. Loved it. Read full review