Book Reviews of The Stranger

The Stranger
ISBN-13: 9780394700021
ISBN-10: 0394700023
Publication Date: 9/12/1954
Pages: 154
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a good book especially if you are interested in philosophy....Its good existentialist literature... it raises the basic questions of good and evil, innocence and guilt,and it also raises the question of meaning and worth. It gets you thinking about how you live your life. The Stranger also gets you thinking about the role of reason and consciousness in human nature. Its a good philosophical read.
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Helpful Score: 2
a terrifying picture of a man victimized by life itself-he is a faceless man, who has committed a pointless murder-it is a book whose unrelenting grip upon our consciousness has not diminished to this day.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Stranger by Albert Camus was not a bad book. It revolves around a man who is charged with killing someone who is threatening his friend. I feel like the book might have gone over my head because I was reading it rushedly, but it didn't leave much of an impression on me. It wasn't hard to get into, but once I was finished I didn't feel any different for it, I didn't feel the usual satisfaction I get when I finish a book, I just didn't really care that I had read it. I'm sure I will read it again in the future because I don't plan on getting rid of it yet, but I would suggest if you read this book, to take it slow; I can see the potential of getting a lot out of the book, but reading it in an afternoon is probably not the best way to do it.
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A modern classic, but strange in parts. Book in fair condition
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