The Stranger

The Stranger

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in English in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward....

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Title:The Stranger
Author:Albert Camus
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:L’Étranger
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:123 pages pages

The Stranger Reviews

  • karen
    Apr 08, 2007

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

  • Trevor
    Jun 28, 2008

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

  • Ryan R
    May 22, 2008

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

  • Elyse Walters
    Jul 02, 2017

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

  • Danny
    Dec 01, 2007

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

  • Chris
    May 05, 2008

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

  • Madeleine
    May 18, 2012

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...

  • Better Eggs
    Jun 01, 2014

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

  • Barry Pierce
    Oct 03, 2018

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

  • Ian "Marvin" Graye
    Feb 23, 2011

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

  • Lyn
    Jan 31, 2014

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

  • Jeremy
    Jan 14, 2013

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...

    Writing about your favourite and the most influential single book of your life?not that that means anything?is a little like staring into the sun, the same sun here in an Australian suburb as that of an Algerian beach: so I shall squint, if you don?t mind. Firstly, Sandra ...

  • s.penkevich
    Sep 24, 2011

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

  • Jim Fonseca
    Oct 07, 2017

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

  • Gaurav
    Nov 01, 2017

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

  • Sanjay Gautam
    May 30, 2014

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

  • Jr Bacdayan
    Apr 12, 2013

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

  • Dolors
    Jun 01, 2013

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...

    Writing about your favourite and the most influential single book of your life?not that that means anything?is a little like staring into the sun, the same sun here in an Australian suburb as that of an Algerian beach: so I shall squint, if you don?t mind. Firstly, Sandra ...

    I didn't feel anything except that he was beginning to annoy me. Well, this book was fucking amazing. It's smart, short, quick, and funny. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. BASIC STORY This book is about an autistic man who ends up on trial for murder. THOUGHTS Camus famo...

    Apathy is this man's primary way of dealing with the world. His mother dies and he goes to her funeral, yet he feels nothing, except tired and hot and drowsy. He is hungry and so he eats. He is aroused and has sex with a girl. He has a gun and the sun is hot and irritates him so he sho...

    It is almost impossible to describe Camus' The Stranger to people who haven't read this book yet. L'Étranger is so unlike many other novels with philosophical themes that you can easily see why it has received its position among books people say everyone should read once in their life...

    The narrator, Meursault, who lives in Algiers in the first half of the 20th century is still the eponymous province of a French department. Insensitive to the world around this Blackfoot without an history has an atypical personality. The events of everyday things of life do not really...

    My first encounter with Camus and with the stranger that had been hiding inadvertently within me during all these years left me quite perplexed. Is the title of Camus?s novel that obvious? Who is truly ?The Stranger? here? The disenchanted narrator of a story with no real plotlin...

  • Mutasim Billah
    Feb 20, 2018

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

  • Glenn Russell
    Apr 26, 2015

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

  • Carmen
    Jun 01, 2014

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...

    Writing about your favourite and the most influential single book of your life?not that that means anything?is a little like staring into the sun, the same sun here in an Australian suburb as that of an Algerian beach: so I shall squint, if you don?t mind. Firstly, Sandra ...

    I didn't feel anything except that he was beginning to annoy me. Well, this book was fucking amazing. It's smart, short, quick, and funny. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. BASIC STORY This book is about an autistic man who ends up on trial for murder. THOUGHTS Camus famo...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Apr 21, 2019

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

  • Luís C.
    Nov 11, 2014

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...

    Writing about your favourite and the most influential single book of your life?not that that means anything?is a little like staring into the sun, the same sun here in an Australian suburb as that of an Algerian beach: so I shall squint, if you don?t mind. Firstly, Sandra ...

    I didn't feel anything except that he was beginning to annoy me. Well, this book was fucking amazing. It's smart, short, quick, and funny. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. BASIC STORY This book is about an autistic man who ends up on trial for murder. THOUGHTS Camus famo...

    Apathy is this man's primary way of dealing with the world. His mother dies and he goes to her funeral, yet he feels nothing, except tired and hot and drowsy. He is hungry and so he eats. He is aroused and has sex with a girl. He has a gun and the sun is hot and irritates him so he sho...

    It is almost impossible to describe Camus' The Stranger to people who haven't read this book yet. L'Étranger is so unlike many other novels with philosophical themes that you can easily see why it has received its position among books people say everyone should read once in their life...

    The narrator, Meursault, who lives in Algiers in the first half of the 20th century is still the eponymous province of a French department. Insensitive to the world around this Blackfoot without an history has an atypical personality. The events of everyday things of life do not really...

  • Nishat
    Aug 01, 2016

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

  • Fabian {Councillor}
    Feb 13, 2016

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...

    Writing about your favourite and the most influential single book of your life?not that that means anything?is a little like staring into the sun, the same sun here in an Australian suburb as that of an Algerian beach: so I shall squint, if you don?t mind. Firstly, Sandra ...

    I didn't feel anything except that he was beginning to annoy me. Well, this book was fucking amazing. It's smart, short, quick, and funny. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. BASIC STORY This book is about an autistic man who ends up on trial for murder. THOUGHTS Camus famo...

    Apathy is this man's primary way of dealing with the world. His mother dies and he goes to her funeral, yet he feels nothing, except tired and hot and drowsy. He is hungry and so he eats. He is aroused and has sex with a girl. He has a gun and the sun is hot and irritates him so he sho...

    It is almost impossible to describe Camus' The Stranger to people who haven't read this book yet. L'Étranger is so unlike many other novels with philosophical themes that you can easily see why it has received its position among books people say everyone should read once in their life...

  • Luca Ambrosino
    Apr 25, 2016

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

  • Ä°ntellecta
    May 26, 2017

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

  • Beverly
    Mar 08, 2019

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...

    ?Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.? The Stranger is a 1942 novel by Albert Camus, often cited as a prime example of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. The story's protagonist Meursault is an indifferent French Algerian, who hardly parta...

    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...

    Writing about your favourite and the most influential single book of your life?not that that means anything?is a little like staring into the sun, the same sun here in an Australian suburb as that of an Algerian beach: so I shall squint, if you don?t mind. Firstly, Sandra ...

    I didn't feel anything except that he was beginning to annoy me. Well, this book was fucking amazing. It's smart, short, quick, and funny. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. BASIC STORY This book is about an autistic man who ends up on trial for murder. THOUGHTS Camus famo...

    Apathy is this man's primary way of dealing with the world. His mother dies and he goes to her funeral, yet he feels nothing, except tired and hot and drowsy. He is hungry and so he eats. He is aroused and has sex with a girl. He has a gun and the sun is hot and irritates him so he sho...

  • Fergus
    May 25, 2019

    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...

    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...

    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...

    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...

    y'know it's quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties. ...

    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. come to my blog! ...

    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...

    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...

    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...

    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...

    The novel begins with the words: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language. Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers o...

    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...

    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...

    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...

    ?Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.? The protagonist, Meursault, just doesn?t give a fuck about anything. He just doesn?t care; he is totally indifferent about where he is and who he is with, and it?s terrifying. He has no emot...

    L'Étranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...

    I wonder sometimes if it takes a man of extreme sensitivity to imagine a man with no conscience? There is no room in my heart for indifference, and I struggle to see myself writing about Meursault without at some point bursting out in a stream of invectives. Albert Camus, most elega...

    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...

    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...

    ?Camus, you have a Beautiful Soul!? So conceded Albert Camus? longtime friend, confidante, and fellow agent provocateur, Jean-Paul Sartre, at the time of the much-publicized rift that ended their felicitous comradeship. Well, and you know what? Camus always had something Sa...