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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I was just going to explain to her that it wasn't my fault, but I checked myself, as I
remembered having said the same thing to my employer, and realizing then it
sounded rather foolish. Still, foolish or not, somehow one can't help feeling a bit ...
Perhaps the only things I really knew about him were what Mother had told me.
One of these was that he'd gone to see a murderer executed. The mere thought
of it turned his stomach. But he'd seen it through and, on coming home, was ...
The Same thing for Salamano's wife and for Salamano's dog. That little robot
woman was as "guilty" as the girl from Paris who had married Masson, or as
Marie, who wanted me to marry her. What did it matter if Raymond was as much
my pal ...
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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