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.

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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.

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