The Stranger

Hardcover, 160 pages

English language

Published Feb. 23, 1993 by Everyman's Library.

ISBN:
9780679420262

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4 stars (26 reviews)

Thirty years after its original publication, The Stranger remains among the most influential books of our time. A terrifying picture if a man victimized by life itself--he is a faceless man, who has commited a pointless murder--it is a book whos unrelenting grip upon our consciousness has not diminished to this day.

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Review of 'The Stranger' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This to me seems like a story about a neuro-atypical, Asperger's-like young man who runs afoul of a society geared toward only those who think and feel along "normal" parameters. It holds up a mirror to the absurdities of the modern justice system and its deficiencies in doing anything but maintaining norms for the society.



Looking forward to reading some commentaries about this one so I know what I should think and how I should feel about it.



"If by some extraordinary chance the blade failed, they would just start over. So the thing that bothered me most was that the condemned man had to hope the machine would work the first time. And I say that's wrong. And in a way I was right. But in another way I was forced to admit that that was the whole secret of good organization. In other words, the condemned man was …

Review of 'The stranger' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

I read this book. There were parts that I liked, and I'll tell you so. It doesn't really matter. The sun was bright off the pages, and I nearly fell asleep. But all I could think about was how Camus died. That's all that should really interest any man, isn't it? It doesn't matter.

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Subjects

  • Murder
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism
  • French Novel And Short Story
  • Literature: Classics
  • Classics
  • Literary
  • Fiction / Literary
  • Adventure stories
  • Algeria
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