Strangers i a book that is easy to read. It is easy to follow along but IU never really found myself engaged in the book. I tried to get engaged but found myself getting bored. The main character is definitely troubled and has issues getting close with people. He follows the lead of others and is easy to manipulate and use. He enjoys isolation and alienation. He is content with everything and is a very troubled person.
I wanted to like 'The Stranger', but alas, it's not for me. I'm sure I would have been more invested in the circumstances and existential ponderings of its protagonist had he been even remotely believable, likable or at the very least, interesting. As it is, Meursault is a flat, emotionless jerk and in no way reflects my experience as a human being.