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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He agreed, and pointed out that whatever the police did, that wouldn't change the
fact she'd had her punishment. As for the police, he knew exactly how to handle
them. But he'd like to know if I'd expected him to return the blow when the ...
"Don't you understand, they'll do away with him; the police, I mean. It's not likely
anyone will take him in and look after him; with all those scabs he puts everybody
off." I told him that there was a pound at the police station, where stray dogs are ...
When he asked them whether it was any use mquiring about it at the police
station, they said the police had more important things to attend to than keeping
records of stray dogs run over in the streets. I suggested he should get another
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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