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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"Never in all my experience have I known a soul so case-hardened as yours," he
said in a low tone. "All the criminals who have come before me until now wept
when they saw this symbol of our Lord's sufferings." I was on the point of replying
At such times they took very little notice of me, and, in any case, the tone of the
examinations changed as time went on. The magistrate seemed to have lost
interest in me, and to have come to some sorrof decision about my case. He
After letting this sink in he remarked in a slightly ironic tone that obviously this
was a "delicate topic" and he could enter into the young lady's feelings, but— and
here his voice grew sterner— his duty obliged him to waive considerations of ...
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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