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The Stranger by Albert Camus
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Apr 09, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: used-for-school-work, reread-ing, favorites, not-the-lower-48, fiction, adult
Recommended for: existentialists, lovers
Read in March, 1999 , read count: 2

Oh. And it floors me again.

It's been nearly ten years since I last read this...I forgot how much I forgot about this book. Meursault is a variation of Humbert Humbert for me--a sociopath written so deftly by Camus that you so truly sympathize with him down to his every last annoyance by another human. Part One gives you a thorough set up of his outlook, but it's in Part Two, once he receives his sentence, that his humanity shines through. I rejoice at every word. I suppose it's a little much to copy the entire final chapter here, so that leaves you to read this exquisite morsel yourself.

(ps-so for a lighter film pairing, I'm thinking of having my existential minions view Stranger Than Fiction if the permission slips be determined...)

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Lupita Reads Loved your review! Completely agree!

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