Look ya'll the universe is absurd and humanity is not an exception. I'm a big fan of Albert Camus, his book The Plague is very good reading for right now.
I'm particularly fond of Stuart Gilbert's translations but sometimes I think I should learn French to read the original.
And Matthew Ward.
Camus wrote his novels in deliberately plain language so anyone could understand them. Often the translators miss this and the English becomes dull and over bearing.
@peregrine If you're interested in reading the french version, I can help you if you like.
@awalvie my favorite is "The Fall"! But I've read all? of his works I think. At least the stuff published.
@peregrine I've been meaning to read The Myth of Sisyphus, going to read that after I've finished Dune.
@awalvie its pretty good, more philosophical and less novel.
@peregrine hence my interest :)
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