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3.0 out of 5 stars some good description, but generally unengaging, 7 May 2012
This review is from: The Plague (Essential Penguin) (Paperback)
Mixed feelings about this one. The descriptions of the plague and the disruption to the society in Oran are well handled, but I found the characters mostly unsympathetic and/or two dimensional, ironically until near the end when the plague recedes and characters react with human relief, only for a couple of them to succumb in the disease's last ravages. Though this takes place in Oran in north Africa in the 1940s, there is no mention of the war or even of any African inhabitants, and the events indeed almost seem to take place in a time bubble - but perhaps that is, in part, the point. 3.5/5
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