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The Plague by Albert Camus
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, fiction, reviewed

This book will stay with me for a long time. It chronicles an epidemic of the plague in a French port town in Africa. Well written and deeply meaningful in its implications on life, love, and spirituality, the characters drew me in to their lives and heartache as the novel progressed. The character set is small enough to allow readers intimacy with them in a way that isn't possible with a larger cast (I'm looking at you One Hundred Years of Solitude!). Camus won the Nobel prize for literature and it's easy to see why- the man spoke to some of the most pressing struggles of the human heart with compelling stories and crisp dialogue.

I tend to get quite evangelical about the great books I've read and this instance is no different: this should be on everyone's reading list.

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Reading Progress

September 27, 2012 – Started Reading
September 27, 2012 – Shelved
September 27, 2012 – Shelved as: favorites
September 27, 2012 – Finished Reading
May 4, 2013 – Shelved as: fiction
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: reviewed

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