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Plague as a bonder of humanity,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Plague (Essential Penguin) (Paperback)
A detailed look at how ordinary people respond to extreme trauma. Central character Dr Rieux narrates his diary of events in a little community stricken by plague.An astute wine seller makes a huge profit by advertising his wine as an antidote.
An old mans passion for spitting on passing cats is put on hold.
Another old mans predilection for counting the passing of time by shifting dried peas from one pan to another continues regardless.
Flickers of hope sustain souls through calamity.
Not the best Camus novel, but certainly one worth reading.