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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On my way back t heard a woman's voice in Raymond's room. A little later old
Salamano started grumbling at his dog and presently there was a sound of boots
and paws on the wooden stairs; then, "Filthy brute! Get on, you cur!" md the two of
But, at the same time, I heard something that I hadn't heard for months. It was the
sound of a voice; my own voice, there was no mistaking it. And I recognized it as
the voice that for many a day of late had been sounding in my ears.
Then I heard a voice droning away in the courtroom. When the bell rang again
and I stepped back into the dock, the silence of the courtroom closed in round me
, and with the silence came a queer sensation when I noticed that, for the first
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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