The Plague, by Albert Camus

I finished it, and though parts of it made me think and feel and were interesting, overall I was mostly bored and impatient with it. I enjoyed the close-view narration style of The Stranger a lot more, and maybe if I'd gone into it more expecting a sort of dry historical style account for most …

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The Stranger, by Albert Camus

I've broken my streak of giving up on French classics! This was a short, and somewhat disturbing read. The story opens with the character, Meursault, stating that his mother has died, though he's not exactly sure when, and then describes her funeral. We soon find that the Meursault does not seem to have any emotional connection to …

do i hate french authors?

I usually finish a book if I make it past the first chapter or so, but I just couldn't do it for Madame Bovary. Something about the way the story is told made it just impossible for me to pay attention or engage with the characters. The imagery and prose was really nice, which kept …