The Stranger

★★★★★

Review:

A classic short novel about a French Algerian man who commits a murder for no reason, and is condemned by society for his mechanical affect and lack of contrition. Camus takes us into the mind of a simple, gullible man facing elemental problems – a kind of lowest common denominator for reader sympathies – and uses him to talk about mental illness, existentialism, the joys of sense, and human frailty.

★★★★★
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