Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Stranger by Albert Camus

I wish I spoke French. This book is described as an important classic, but I just didn't get it. The good news is that it was incredibly easy to read. And by easy, I mean quick. I didn't see the point and I suppose that is the point, but it seemed a bizarre way to get to pointlessness. A sad, sad tale. Perhaps it was Matthew Ward's translation that left me feeling let down and empty. Unfortunately, though, I don't have much desire to read an earlier version. Perhaps if I ever learn French......

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