Albert Camus & Cho Nam-Joo: My Books of the Month #7

I have been an obsessive reader for as long as I can remember. Here are the books that I have read this past month – March 2021.

 

The Fall
Albert Camus (1956)

A book about non-existence and altruism as a form of self-gratification. There’s a lot of truth in The Fall about the way people behave towards each other. There’s also a sense of timelessness about it, that I feel speaks particularly to the Western world. The one aspect of Camus’ work I did not totally buy into was its form. At no point does Jean-Baptiste charming in a way that would make the listener be compelled to listen to his life story. I understand why the need to write the novel in such a way. But I’m not sure whether it entirely works.

 

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Cho Nam-Joo (2016)

A book about non-existence and altruism as a form of self-gratification. There’s a lot of truth in The Fall about the way people behave towards each other. There’s also a sense of timelessness about it, that I feel speaks particularly to the Western world. The one aspect of Camus’ work I did not totally buy into was its form. At no point does Jean-Baptiste charming in a way that would make the listener be compelled to listen to his life story. I understand why the need to write the novel in such a way. But I’m not sure whether it entirely works.

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