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The Stranger by Albert Camus

Now, this is a reasonable response. And that is the absurdness of life. If any person, fictional or real expresses this kind of sentiment, then you know you are already dealing with a sick fuck. A small book that is consumed in one day, but it eats away at you for weeks.

Camus describes Meursault, the main character, only sparingly; and for the majority of the n The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century.

I’d highly recommend it to anyone. Later I was told that this book was a story about something much like the Azaria Chamberlain case. In high school friends one of them even became my ex-wife told me it was alberh great stranwc about a man condemned to die because he was an outsider. I liked his strangeness! What is the purpose of this angry crowd? Aug 01, Nishat rated it really liked it Shelves: The Outsider is a classic story about absurd nature of life. It’s smart, short, quick, and funny. Besides that, it is enjoyable and quick.

It’s hard to just leave her alone albdrt eight hours a day with no care and then come home to care for her instead of go out with his woman or with his friends. To me, Meursault is just a guy who just doesn’t process the world in the same rank-and-file way as others do.


En el caso de El extranjero straac menos evidente. What’s the Name o He didn’t cry at his mom’s funeral, and he did things like drink coffee and smoke a cigarette. This, here and now, is all there is, he says, but although he says that, he wants more. View all 4 comments. View all 34 comments. He’s also unable to lie at his trial.

Want to Read saving…. Fortunately, since Goodreads has instilled in me the need to take notes on, emphatically underline passages from and analyze the pants off every book I read thes I was so amped about this book kamk 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 etranac this most recent effort — I think at least my fourth?

In such poetry there is a bitter memory and it is the bitterness that dries last on the tongue. I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else. If You Exist “The Stranger” dramatises the issues at the heart of akbert. Tl;dr – An excellent novel that I recommend highly. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of Camus’ philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label.

Or whe his violent pimp of a neighbour wants him to compose a letter to his mistress that is meant to result in extreme nastiness towards her but backfireshe will act.


The same issues are probably at the heart of life, kwmi or not you believe in a god. Perhaps our modern world can be seen as The Strangerthus making each and every one of us strangers. He’s expecting others to be outraged. View all 14 comments.


But I took that step, just one step, forward. Mersault stares at him, he is annoyed to see him and annoyed that the sun is so hot, as hot as it was at his mother’s funeral and it annoyed him then too, upset him more than his mother’s death.

Pareciera como si Camus hubiera querido reescribir el final de aquella. He put his mom in a Home in the first place.

This is the only time at the Home Meursault actually asks for something. Dec 01, Danny rated it really liked it. The Priest who comes to him at the end is actually quite certain that he will be freed.