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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As dusk set in, the street grew more crowded. People were returning from their
walks, and I noticed the dapper little man with the fat wife amongst the passers-by
. Children were whimpering and trailing wearily after their parents. After some ...
Just then the street lamps came on, all together, and they made the stars that
were beginning to glimmer in the night sky paler still. I felt my eyes getting tired,
what with the lights and all the movement I'd been watching in the street. There
Just then another man1 who lives on my floor came in from the street. 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,
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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