Book 23 out of 80
Well, my first book in Africa is the classic work The Stranger by Albert Camus. This book takes place in Algeria — it is the philosophical story of a man who murders another man on an Algerian beach. It is a book that deals with Camus’ theory of the absurd and seems like a book I should have read in college, but somehow I overlooked it.
Although, I did receive a deck of cards in my stocking one year for Christmas: 50 books you should read before you die. And this book was there too. So, I’m glad that my reading challenge is forcing me to finally Camus. (I re-read that sentence and realized I left out the word ‘read’. But then I thought about it some more and liked how it sounded; it made me smile. So, I’ve officially turned Camus into a verb. Deal with it.)
camus: (verb) The act of reading the works of Algerian writer Albert Camus.
Off to camus now…