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sienaboser, November 19, 2014 (view all comments by sienaboser)
"The Stranger" by Albert Camus is a novel that is very existential and absurd in its genre. If this is something you enjoy, this book is for you. The wording makes for a very easy read, but there is still a lot of importance within the pages. One of the main themes that are explored throughout the story is the isolation of mankind. The main character, Meursault, struggles with this isolation both with himself and society. For me personally, I enjoyed the language used as well as the constant theme seen throughout the novel. This consistency makes the story always interesting. There was never a point in the book that I was bored because the story would constantly be moving along. Another element that made this novel work was how Meursault interacted with the other characters and situations. He is more of an anti-hero, which made all of his interactions unusual from other novels. The reason that I was so intrigued by this is because it gave the story a different point of view from other works, which I enjoyed. However, this could turn some people away. Since Meursault is an anti-hero, a lot of his character traits can come off as very negative and boring. There were times throughout the novel that even I was frustrated with how he handled a situation. On the surface level, the novel can be perceived as boring because of how plain the main character is. When readers dig deeper into the meaning of the story, that is when the novel becomes an interesting read. The themes and symbols that follow Meursault through the book help to enhance the quality of the work. Without these aspects, there would be no successful story. To conclude, if you are a reader, like myself, who enjoys novels that contain a lot of deeper meaning and symbolism, this is a great book for you. The story itself is simple and the writing makes it an easy read, so finding the meaning and symbols is the fun part. If you do not like this in a story, I would not recommend this novel. I would also not recommend this book to you if you do not like anti-hero characters or simple plot lines. Most of this book is about finding the deeper meaning and exploring what Camus has to say about society as a whole. That is what works in this novel, but again, if you do not enjoy this type of writing, I would not suggest this book. Overall, however, I did thoroughly like this novel and if you like existential genres and finding deeper meanings in stories, you should read "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.
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sienaboser, November 19, 2014 (view all comments by sienaboser)
"The Stranger" by Albert Camus is a novel that is very existential and absurd in its genre. If this is something you enjoy, this book is for you. The wording makes for a very easy read, but there is still a lot of importance within the pages. One of the main themes that are explored throughout the story is the isolation of mankind. The main character, Meursault, struggles with this isolation both with himself and society. For me personally, I enjoyed the language used as well as the constant theme seen throughout the novel. This consistency makes the story always interesting. There was never a point in the book that I was bored because the story would constantly be moving along. Another element that made this novel work was how Meursault interacted with the other characters and situations. He is more of an anti-hero, which made all of his interactions unusual from other novels. The reason that I was so intrigued by this is because it gave the story a different point of view from other works, which I enjoyed. However, this could turn some people away. Since Meursault is an anti-hero, a lot of his character traits can come off as very negative and boring. There were times throughout the novel that even I was frustrated with how he handled a situation. On the surface level, the novel can be perceived as boring because of how plain the main character is. When readers dig deeper into the meaning of the story, that is when the novel becomes an interesting read. The themes and symbols that follow Meursault through the book help to enhance the quality of the work. Without these aspects, there would be no successful story. To conclude, if you are a reader, like myself, who enjoys novels that contain a lot of deeper meaning and symbolism, this is a great book for you. The story itself is simple and the writing makes it an easy read, so finding the meaning and symbols is the fun part. If you do not like this in a story, I would not recommend this novel. I would also not recommend this book to you if you do not like anti-hero characters or simple plot lines. Most of this book is about finding the deeper meaning and exploring what Camus has to say about society as a whole. That is what works in this novel, but again, if you do not enjoy this type of writing, I would not suggest this book. Overall, however, I did thoroughly like this novel and if you like existential genres and finding deeper meanings in stories, you should read "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.
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mirandalegorreta_2011, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by mirandalegorreta_2011)
Love this book! makes you see life differently and start cherishing what you have.
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trublubabbe, November 12, 2006 (view all comments by trublubabbe)
This was one of the first books I read that started to open my eyes to something beyond conventional theology. It's an easy read with Camus's philosophy of existentialism embedded in it. It was orginially a little hard for me to undestand why the main character was so empathetic towards everything that was happening to him in the book. But after learning about Camus's philosophy on existentialism I read it again and found the book very real to human existence.
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ISBN:
9780679720201
Author:
Camus, Albert
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Ward, Matthew
Location:
New York :
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Literary
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Murder
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Fiction
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Classics
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Novels and novellas
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Continental european fiction (fictional works
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Continental european
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Adventure stories
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Algeria
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Algeria Fiction.
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Murder -- Fiction.
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Vintage International
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v. 136, art. 15
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19890331
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General/trade
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English
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Y
Pages:
144
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Product details 144 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679720201 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Matthew Ward has done Camus and us a great service. The Stranger is now a different and better novel for its American readers; it is now our classic as well as France's."
"Synopsis" by , Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
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