Title: The Plague
Author: Albert Camus
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Classic Literature
A small French town contracts the Plague and this is the rather detached and unemotional account of it all.
I did a Buddy Read of the Plague with Cleo.
To be perfectly honest, I hated this book. Every single character had the focus on their bad side. Even if it was a mediocre, blase apathetic bad side. You see everyone as a petty character acting pettily. Even the Dr, who fights the plague with everything in him, is fatalistic and rather laise-faire in his attitude.
Camus is pretty heavy-handed in allowing his philosophy to color this book. Which isn’t surprising but not necessarily pleasant.
Camus deserves to have this called a Classic. It is well written, a good depiction of a sub-section of humanity and it tells a good tale. I am glad I read this. But I’m glad I go to the dentist too, so keep that in mind.
Hopefully next month’s Classic read will be a bit more upbeat.