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by Albert Camus, Matthew Ward
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theguywhoreads rated it 10 months ago
Detachment. Misunderstood. An outsider. The first time I read Albert Camus's The Outsider (also known as The Stranger for U.S. publication), I was recommended that this was his best work. With over a little 100 over pages, divided into two parts, this is a story of Meursault, a man that doesn't conn...
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 4 years ago
This book annoyed me so much, and I had such a difficult time placing my thoughts into words, that I haven't written a book review in two months. It just froze my process entirely. And if that's not a review in and of itself I'm not sure what is. First off, I should say that I read this book right...
EricaO rated it 5 years ago
I read this in French, beetches!It was really hard to trudge through but it really did make a whole lot more sense.
Book slash
Book slash rated it 5 years ago
I enjoyed the story. The The funeral part got me hocked. Then the second part was very good. Though I feel that I did not get the most out of this book. I'm pretty sure there's more to be gained than what I got! The question as to why he should feel anything, was very interesting, and slightly distu...
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Books etc. rated it 5 years ago
I did read this book a while ago & thinking I should read Camus' book on suicide first before I can gather my thought & review. But then of course I didn't finish reading that book & now The Stranger is only an image from a distant past. And the reason I remember about it again is because BBC WBC's ...
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Books etc. rated it 5 years ago
bintang tiga, would need to re-read before (or after?) BBC WBC show.
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 5 years ago
Gloomy!It's the darkest kind of Outsiders I've ever read about. I won't argue whether Meursault - the protagonist - have a soul or not, but I'm sure that he sees the world differently and feels differently. His perspective is summarized in the following lines:“I have never been able really to regret...
sologdin rated it 5 years ago
What a waste of space. Reminiscent of [b:Steppenwolf|16631|Steppenwolf|Hermann Hesse|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347752205s/16631.jpg|57612] and [b:Notes from the Underground|17881|Notes from Underground & The Double|Fyodor Dostoyevsky|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1330...
sany rated it 5 years ago
Reinforces the statement 'What matters is not how you start, but how you finish'. The perfect epitome of a captivating and thought provoking ending.In the first half I was feeling a bit detached from the story and the characters, but in the second half it was inevitable that I lost myself completely...
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