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The Stranger
The Stranger
Author: Albert Camus
The Stranger by Albert Camus is a short novel about an ordinary little man living quietly in Algiers. Life begins to stalk him quietly and slowly, but inexorably. The pace quickesn until the little man commits a pointless murder -- and reaches its climax after his trial. The Stranger presents an indelible picture of a human being helpless in lif...  more »
ISBN: 100049
Publication Date: 1946
Pages: 156
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Publisher: Vintage Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is odd yet intriguing. I had a hard time putting it down. The main character is quite apathetic through most of the book until he finally realizes that life had been more real than he'd admitted. The main character spends most of the book taking life and people for granted while caring little for anyone or anything. This book also demonstrates how seemingly meaningless actions can result in drastic ends with encouragement from the right set of circumstances. This book definitely makes the reader realize that every action matters.