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 10
Getting up was an effort, as I'd been really exhausted by the previous day's
experiences. While shaving, I wondered how to spend the morning, and decided
that a swim would do me good. So I caught the streetcar that goes down to the
and plunged. Masson walked in gingerly and only began to swim when he was
out of his depth. He swam hand over hand and made slow headway, so I left him
behind and caught up with Marie. The water was cold and I felt all the better for it.
As a matter of fact, I had already- told him at our first interview— in a summary
sort of way, of course— about Raymond, the beach, our swim, the fights then the
beach again, and the five shots I'd fired. But I went over it all again, and after each
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