[Novel] The Stranger (Albert Camus)

The StrangerThe Stranger offers the best representation of a psychopathic mind I encountered in fiction so far, mainly because it doesn’t turn the character in question into a crazy serial killer and actually provides his own genuinely lamentable account on the unfair treatment he receives from the world. A masterful work indeed, and very concise, too; perfect for a short read.

Positive: Negative:
Crisp, indifference prose paints an accurate picture of the protagonist’s mind
Interesting characters
Good, fast pace
Thought-provoking on psychopathy and what constitutes “normal” in our society