A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times. In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents, unheeded by the people. It gradually becomes an omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness, and compassion.
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a must have read
wrenchingly real, heartless, inevitable yet bland and passive as if camus is an actual survivor who must record but has lost the edge of emotion. perhaps existentialism was the muse of the novel or perhaps the excuse. I heard echoes of the iliad and many later works echo this modern classic including the books of Saramago.