The Stranger, Albert Camus – A Review.

Hello fellow bloggers and reviewers! I’m here again with another review, this time one from my November TBR (which is going very well for a change!) This one is The Stranger by Albert Camus.

Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.

My review…

Let me start this review by saying it definitely will not be a long one, and definitely won’t be my usual style.

My initial thoughts after finishing this book were confusion and a sense of being a bit lost, not really knowing what was going on within the book or what to make of it at all.

And now I’ve had time to think about it I’ve realised that’s the point. We are meant to question our very beings after reading this book, I mean it basically encourages you to have a full blown existential crisis…

On the one hand, I’m so glad I read this book, at points it was poetically written, it was beautiful and thought provoking and introduced me to another way of thinking.

But on the flip side, I struggled at points with the large blocks of text, I could feel my eyes wandering down the page and the fact that I closed the book and felt very empty and lost.

I’m definitely glad I read it but I don’t think I’d read it again, it’s the kind of book that doesn’t need to be read again but will still stay with you for the rest of your life.

Let me know if you’ve read it as I’d love to discuss with someone what they thought of it!

Em xxx

5 thoughts on “The Stranger, Albert Camus – A Review.

  1. I read the book this year and found it a strange one (no pun intended). The way the main character acts after his mother has just died and how the hot sun makes him more uncomfortable than being at his mother’s funeral, seems to punch through the veil of how we are meant to act and feel and how reality can be. The murder too seemed to have almost no reason (although I guess that was the point?).

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  2. My AP English teacher had us read this one in high school, though our class set had the alternate title “The Outsider” on it. I like it, but I didn’t love it. This was originally written in French, and I think some of it gets lost in translation a little. My high school best friend was in French Immersion and had already read it the year before in French, and she likes it a lot more.

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