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.
Results 1-3 of 11
Now and again she would catch my eye and smile. We alighted just outside
Algiers* The beach is not far from the bus stop; one has only to cross a patch of
highland, a sort of plateau, which overlooks the 6 1.
describing to me her work, with that set smile always on her face. There wasn't a
moment's letup in the noise— shouts, conversations, and always that muttering
undertone. The only oasis of silence was made by the young fellow and the old ...
But my heart seemed turned to stone, and I couldn't even return her smile. The
judges came back to their seats. Someone read out to the jury, very rapidly, a
string of questions. I caught a word here and there. "Murder of malice
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AngelaJMaher - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drardavis - www.librarything.com
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