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The Fall by Albert Camus
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Sep 03, 2007

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Read in September, 2007

Camus wrote this book like one long conversation between two men who meet in a bar in the red-light district of Amsterdam. From a writer's point of view, writing an entire book in the form of a monologue is pretty brilliant, but I guess that's why Camus is famous.

The book makes you reflect on your own life because the main character is a man who does good deeds, not for the sake of being a good person, but for the admiration he gets for looking like a good person. It brought up an interesting question for me: am I good only when people are looking?

The book seeks to expose our hypocritical motives for the things we do. The ending gave me a headache.

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