Members of the forum choose and read a new book every month together, and then discuss it. You can nominate a book to be book of the month using the book's page on Bookshelves
. Simply click the link that says 'Nominate for book of the month' on the left side of the book's Bookshelves page near the social sharing buttons. Don't be scared to nominate, as you can change your nomination to a different book if you think of something better.
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- Joined: 02 May 2014, 05:42
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- Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-arsethuon.html
I read this book last year, it was one of the books I had to read for school and I never thought it can be a nice one. It's not very interesting to read, but it has a real story that amazed me. It's hard to understand because being indifferent about everything in your life, even for mother's death or killing, is not very understandable for normal people. Even in prison he was so indifferent that he didn't care about anything, he was just feeling more bored than in the normal times when he was free, he just never felt alive. On the end was the first time he felt like a human being and alive, but it was too late to change the past - this is actually what we all feel when consequences of our deeds come to us, but we don't always pay them with our lives. I suppose this is what this book was about, because I don't think someone can be sentenced to death for being indifferent on a funeral and for killing a single human.
- Posts: 109
- Joined: 10 May 2015, 21:29
- Bookshelf Size: 65
- Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-avid-reader28.html
The stranger by Albert Camus is one of my favorite books, I read it from an early age and several times after that, I still enjoy it every time
- Posts: 607
- Joined: 23 Oct 2013, 19:44
- Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
- Favorite Book: Picture of Dorian Gray
- Currently Reading: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!
- Bookshelf Size: 22
- Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-obiebookworm.html
- Latest Review: "The Little Ladybug" by Amelia May
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It's a classic!
Latest Review: "The Little Ladybug" by Amelia May
- Posts: 17
- Joined: 25 Dec 2018, 09:13
- Currently Reading: How to win friends and influence people
- Bookshelf Size: 13
- Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-chaseygatha1.html
- Latest Review: The Fox by M. N. J. Butler
The book is based on nihilsm. Let's hope that there is no one on this earth who has acquired this attitude to life. However, it does question some traditions that can be deemed unecessary. Why do we have to eat using plates, cups and spoons? Why can't we eat from the pot or tin? I don't think that those who are living in thr aftermath of natural disasters or wars would consider to lay the table... All they would want is food...
- Posts: 319
- Joined: 09 Apr 2019, 10:05
- 2019 Reading Goal: 300
- 2019 Reading Goal Completion: 60
- Favorite Author: T J KLune
- Currently Reading: Oblomov
- Bookshelf Size: 244
- Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-noosh.html
- Latest Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater
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“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can't be sure.”
Camus killed me by this book.
Before reading this one, I read The Fall and The Plague. I loved both and enjoyed them. But The Stranger? It killed me and messed up with my life. The book is the epitome of existentialism bordering on nihilism. After this one, I never read anything else by Camus... it scares me to go back to that place again.
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket