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But I wasn't sure if I should smoke, under the circumstances— in Mother's
presence. I thought it over; really, it didn't seem to matter, so I offered the keeper a
cigarette, and we both smoked. After a while he started talking again. "You know,
Smoking was forbidden, they informed me. That, perhaps, was what got me down
the most; in fact, I suffered really badly during the first few days. I even tore off
splinters from my plank bed and sucked them. All day long I felt faint and bilious.
Replying to questions, he said that I'd declined to see Mother's body, I'd smoked
cigarettes and slept, and drunk cafe au hit. It was then I felt a sort of wave of
indignation spreading through the courtroom, and for the first time I understood
that I ...
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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