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The Outsider by Richard Wright
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Oct 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: books-read-in-2011
Read from October 02 to 09, 2011

Though weighed down by some of its heavy-handedness (a couple of extended monologues on politics, a few too many narrative coincidences, etc), Wright's novel is an engrossing portrayal of a black man's alienation and nihilism. It reads like a modern version of 'Crime and Punishment' in parts, with some Camus and Sartre thrown in. I still prefer 'Native Son', though. In any case, it is a great novel.
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