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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... Salamano has come to resemble it. His towy hair has gone very thin, and he
has reddish blotches on his face. And the dog has developed something of its
master's queer hunched-up gait; it always has its muzzle stretched far forward
and its ...
Finally, planting his elbows on the desk, he bent toward me with a queer
expression. "But why, ivby did you go on firing at a prostrate man?" Again I found
nothing to reply. The magistrate drew his hand across his forehead and repeated
in a ...
But I was sometimes conscious of the eyes of the youngest fixed on me; also
those of the queer little robot woman. The jurymen, however, were all gazing at
the red-robed judge, and I was again reminded of the row of passengers on one
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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