The Stranger
  • The Stranger
  • The Stranger
  • The Stranger
ISBN: 0679720200
EAN13: 9780679720201
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 13, 1989
Pages: 123
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 7.9" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.02 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   The magnificent ode to absurdity, indifference and simple freedom
A friend recommended this as a really good book. I don't have a reason to disagree. It's more absurd than weird. And it's intentional. The stranger is about familiarity and calm. Even the most horrendous of circumstances did not stop it. It gives a feeling of belonging to the general population. It ends the same way. It is a philosophy of the mundane and common.
 
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   New classic
There is a new classic for the 20th century. It's necessary to have a hip library. The paperback is in great shape.
 
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   This review is not about the book. It's about the kindle formatting!
There is a note about the problems in converting the print book to the kindle format. There are quotation marks on the line. There are spaces between words. It wasn't edited to remove the dots but to make it not fit on the screen.
 
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   Dry
One of the driest books I have ever read is probably this one. A boring monologue. Every day, a guy who feels nothing, steps by step. I know it is supposed to make you think, but the only thought I had was that it was boring.
 
4
   Good read
If you know what to look for and think about philosophy, it is a quick and easy read.
 
4
   Things do matter
I am reading a novel for the first time at 57. I'm sure a lot of analysis has been done by other people. The story of The Stranger is about a man whose life is like a leaf floating down the stream, the current taking him wherever it will and he has no power to resist. The story sums up the philosophy of the man, who is said to be an anist. The only time that the main character becomes passionate is when a priest challenges his beliefs. In spite of him, some things matter. A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can stop it.
 
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   The Translation is a Good Example of Existentialism
The way the book flows and the way it is written are all part of the message about life. The lead character's worldview is uncomplicated. He feels this way because he sees what he sees. He doesn't choose it because he likes it. His existence is dreary. I gave it three stars because of this. I felt bad for him, but I don't agree with it. The French version would have received four stars. Five stars is what my book says about writing this depressing. I recommend the translation to people who don't read French and are looking for an example of French existentialism. I'm still looking for my original French copy. The language is very similar to the main character.
 
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   And I think that is one of the most wonderful achievements of this great book
As it unfolds the hero's final moments that unfold the reader's personal philosophies, it's an enigma that unfolds as a thriller. The final pages of the book revealed his final moments, leaving me with many unanswered questions that became irrelevant when it really mattered. I think that is one of the best achievements of the book.
 
5
   Relatable character.
Excellent book to understand how a nihilistic mind works. This is not the book for you.
 
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   Fast Shipping, Wonderful Book
Within a couple of days the shipping arrived. The product was in great condition, like it was never opened. The book was amazing. It's an easy read for a busy person like me. I bought The Myth of Sisyphus because I liked it so much.
 
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