The Plague (Classic) (Buddy Read)

The Plague - John Schoenherr,Albert Camus,Teddy Keller This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com by express permission of this reviewer.

Title: The Plague

Series: —–

Author: Albert Camus

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Genre: Classic Literature

Pages: 400

Synopsis:

A small French town contracts the Plague and this is the rather detached and unemotional account of it all.

My Thoughts:

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.

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