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L'Étranger by Albert CamusRead about another novel on the list.
Meursault has shot an Arab man on the beach and is put on trial for his life. The prosecuting lawyer presents the court with evidence of his lack of grief at the recent funeral of his mother. Meursault fails to contradict this account or to express the remorse demanded of him. Sentenced to death, he anticipates his public execution with a kind of relish.
The Stranger is on Seán McGrady's top 10 list of philosophers' novels and R.J. Ellory's five best list of French noir fiction. Meursault is one of Marcel Berlins's six top literary killers.