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"I wish it were fin du globe," said Dorian with a sigh. "Life is a great disappointment."


The Stranger by Albert Camus.

Angie P





Title: The Stranger

Author: Albert Camus

Published: Published March 28th 1989 by Vintage International (first published 1942)

Genre: Philosophy 

Format : Paperback (purchased at Half-Price Books)


This short novel is about a strange man (who remains unnamed) that kills another very nonchalantly. 

First his mother dies, then he dates a woman and becomes "friends" with a neighbor. With this neighbor, he is dragged into drama he shouldn't even know about and ends up killing a guy with a gun. We end up finding out how distant and non-emotional this character is through his jail-time and court experience. 

Sentence structure is very short and to the point. I liked that quite a bit. The story though, eh, I don't was what it was. 

This is one of those stories, like The Catcher in the Rye, that would appeal to high schoolers. It has that nihilistic feel.

Has anyone read this and really liked it? I'm failing to see the Nobel Prize quality in this.