Saturday, October 15, 2016

Book Review

The StrangerThe Stranger by Albert Camus

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't agree with Albert Camus' existentialist philosophy that it's absurd to look for meaning in life, but I enjoyed this book. Something about the spare, plain language kept drawing me in so I found it easy to read and to return to. Though the protagonist is ammoral, not seeing any difference whether he does or does not do something, the story ends on a hopeful note. He realizes at the end that though the universe may not care whether we live or not, we all get the same thing: we all get a life. Therefore we should be good to each other. And it's possible to be happy in all circumstances.

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