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The Outsider (1001 book)
by Albert Camus | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 4/8/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, April 08, 2008

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"Meursault will not lie. Unmoved by his mother's death, he refuses to satisfy the feelings of others by pretending grief. At the end of the funeral, he returns to his simple, bachelor existence in sun-bleached Algiers. Until he is involved in a violent murder and placed on trial. Will he now, with his life in danger, give in to society's demands and 'play the game'?"

Ed. 19 Sept 2008

This was sort of an odd book. A surprisingly easy read for a classic, but the protagonist, Meursault, is so disengaged from his life and his feelings that I wasn't able to engage in the story either. He didn't seem to care about what happened to him and so I didn't really care either. Camus himself explains that Meursault "is driven by a tenacious and therefore profound passion, the passion for an absolute and for truth", but I wasn't able to find any passion in this thoughts or actions. 

Journal Entry 2 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, April 12, 2008

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