The Stranger by Albert Camus is an existentialist novel which touches on the ideas of the meaning of life, irrationality and justice.
What I like ✅ a light, quick read which introduces the reader to basic philosophical ideas and questions
✅ the self-alienation and emotional apathy of the protagonist, Meursault, is wonderfully portrayed
What I didn't like ✖ descriptions and use of the English language can be simplistic
✖ part one of the novel drags and seems unfocused
Things to consider ➖ some may find difficulty engaging a philosophical position which they agree with, personally, reading something I disagree with strengthens my own convictions
➖ you won't finish reading the book feeling happy and positive about life Rating 4/5🌟 Verdict
For discussion Which classic book is one of your must-reads?