This thread is for the discussing the November book of the month, The Stranger by by Albert Camus
. This thread will contain spoilers
, so please only read and post in this thread if you have already read the entire book.
What do you think of the book?
What do you think of Meursault? I like him, and I am very intrigued by his calmness. I think his calm and sort of indifferent nature made the story more interesting as opposed to more melodramatic stories and characters.
What do you think of Meursault's refusal to become religious before his execution? It seems to me that he viewed and accepted the way the universe treats him the same way he viewed and accepted the way the legal system treated him. To me, he does not seem to have any melodramatic reaction, but just seems to plainly accept the meaningless events and the direct effects they will have on him.
Please post any quotes or short excerpts from the book that you especially like. And post any questions you have for the rest of the group about the book.