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The Stranger

The Stranger


by Albert Camus

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


This book is sexy, but c'mon: it's French. That automatically makes it at least 20% sexier. The Stranger stops short at titillation, however. We get some rubbing and some fondling, but that’s as far as it goes. The content, however, is meant for a mature audience. Pimpdom, prostitution, domestic violence, existential crises—none of that is easily stomached and none of it is for the kiddos.