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Book Review: The Stranger (Camus)

Hey, look who finally finished another book. It’s Camus party time!

Have I read this before: Um, I want to say yes, but it wasn’t familiar at all.

Review (spoilers): It’s an okay book. It’s not my favorite of Camus’ (that would be The Plague), but it’s not bad. You can really get a sense of the absurdity through the main character and the way he’s so emotionally detached from everything. Hell, he randomly murders two dudes. The pace is a bit slow, but hey, that’s Camus for ya. It is an interesting read, especially if you’re into the philosophy of the absurd and/or existentialism, but there’s a lot more of the former than the latter in here.

Rating: 5/10