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The Fall

3 Ratings: 2.3
A book by Albert Camus

Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.

Author: Albert Camus
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Vintage
Date Published: 1956
2 reviews about The Fall
review by . August 18, 2010
At one point in "The Fall" we join our narrator and his companion as they float along Amsterdam's Zuider Zee. We are assured the boat is going at top speed, though with surroundings blotted out by dimness and fog, it's hard to tell.       "We are steaming along without any landmark; we can't gauge our speed," the narrator says. "We are making progress and yet nothing is changing. It's not navigation but dreaming."   …
review by . November 08, 2008
One of the most difficult circumstances you can find yourself in is to have a semi-drunk person sit next to you and demand that you serve as their father confessor. They pour out to you all of the problems in their life, using you as a source of pity, sympathy and a bin to unload their troubles into.    Camus captures this situation, yet does it so eloquently that rather than desperately searching for a polite exit strategy, you read it and nod your head. Clamence is a Frenchman currently …
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