intense sensations

A seminal book

Posted on: August 12, 2011

The OutsiderThe Outsider by Albert Camus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think this is Camus’s best book. I avoid editions that translate the title as The Stranger. I much prefer The Outsider. I think this is the first book in which I came across a description of a fictional character masturbating. For that reason alone it made a deep impression on me. Nowadays every other book I read refers to masturbation or sex so perhaps this one is dated now. Or perhaps it was seminal?

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