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 told L "it was fine" here, and he agreed. Presently Marie came back. I raised my
head to -watch her approach. She was glistening with brine and holding her hair
back. Then she lay down beside me, and what with the combined warmth of our ...
Nor did they pay any more attention to Salamano, when he told them how kind I'd
always been to his dog, or when, in answer to a question about my mother and
myself, he said that Mother and I had very little in common and that explained ...
Of course I had, I told him. Everybody has that wish at times. But that had no more
importance than wishing to be rich, or to swim very fast, or to have a better-
shaped mouth. It was in the same order of things. I was going on in the same vein
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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
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I had similar feelings about this novel as I did to the previous Camus novel I read back in 2012, The Plague. Like that one, the events surrounding the life of the narrator have an otherworldly feel ... Read full review