The Stranger Author:Albert Camus 'The Stranger' 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 quickens until the little man commits a pointless murder -- and reaches its climax aftr his trial. 'Th Stranger' presents an indelible picture of a human being helpless in life's grip. Orig... more »inally written in 1942, this English translation by Stuart Gilbert was printed some time after Camus' death in 1960.« less
I read this because The Cure wrote a song "Killing an Arab" based on this novella. It was quick and interesting read. An absurd window into actions and consequences. Reads like a Wes Anderson movie(Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Darjeeling Limited).