>>3328 Horribly under discussed. My favorite work Camus ever wrote. Prose in the last chapter always moves me.
But it's the hardest plot to explain to others. Most times I tried to, whoever I was talking to ended up thinking it was about how people are only good for selfish reasons. It seemed to confuse people that someone would want to make themselves look bad just to make humanity look inherently and permanently evil.
I don't think I've read it yet, so i'll have a look at these videos as I really love his writing ~ I'm finding it hard to imagine it'd be as difficult a read as The Rebel which I've attempted to get into a number of times only to be distracted by another author or the book has seemingly disappeared into my reading pile...
Camus' best work imo. So many ways to interpret it
I have read all of Camus' books. For me the Rebel and the Myth of Sisyphus were a bit more difficult to derive meaning from because I dont have the philosophical background that helps when reading those works.
For me, the Fall was a huge wake up. Camus forced me to be honest with myself, to accept that I am not innocent, just like everyone else.
The plot setup is perfect. Also the background details that surround the story of the Just Judges was amazing! I spent an equal amount of time reading about the story of the Just Judges, which is a mystery novel in real life.
Camus drops some powerful one liners throughout the novel that shed light on mans condition in a Post Nietzschean world. For example, he notes that France (and all of Europe, for that matter) is chiefly concerned with "ideas and fornication".
I could talk about this book forever, it is one of my favorite books of all time.
I haven't read any of his books yet, I wanted to when I was having existential breakdowns and kept wondering how one could be a cool guy like I heard Camus was while thinking about that anguishing stuff.
I'll read him sometime soon, I do have La Peste. The book, not the sickness.