A seminal book
Posted August 12, 2011on:
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?