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This is a fictional account of the bubonic plague set in Oran somewhere in Algeria. It is not as depressing as it sounds and I found it absolutely fascinating. It's said that Camus used his experience of living in Nazi occupied France to write this book.  It details how the plague got started, how it spread, what it was like at it's peak and when it dissipated.

 

Extraordinarily well written and philosophical in content it's something that I'm very glad that I read.

 

Highly recommended.

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8 hours ago, lunababymoonchild said:

This is a fictional account of the bubonic plague set in Oran somewhere in Algeria. It is not as depressing as it sounds and I found it absolutely fascinating. It's said that Camus used his experience of living in Nazi occupied France to write this book.  It details how the plague got started, how it spread, what it was like at it's peak and when it dissipated.

 

Extraordinarily well written and philosophical in content it's something that I'm very glad that I read.

 

Highly recommended.

 

I read his The Stranger some years ago and meant to read The Plague. I will definitely do so now. Such a good writer.

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On 08/07/2020 at 18:18, chuntzy said:

 

I read his The Stranger some years ago and meant to read The Plague. I will definitely do so now. Such a good writer.

 

He is a good writer. I'll definitely read more.  I have the Myth of Sisyphus in the house.

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I've been meaning to read this for years. Must bump it up the reading list. 

 

 

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