Nausea

Nausea Book Review

It’s written by the existentialist philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre. It’s his first book and according to him, it shows his best work. He was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature but he declined it as he considered it merely a function of a bourgeois institution.

Genre: Philosophical Fiction

6 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. To meet the character of a dejected historian. Not in many novels you find that.

  2. It is going to help you in understanding the concept of existence and how the objects around us encroach our ability to define ourselves.

  3. If you are wondering how objects can affect our existence. Is it possible to see your existence separate from the objects surrounding us?

  4. This is your book if you enjoy philosophy. This book will work on one of the biggest philosophical problem wrapped in a fictional story.

  5. If you are curious to know how the profession of historian goes against the concept of existence.

  6. To know how can anyone become nauseated with his own existence. 

Best Quote

“People who live in society have learnt how to see themselves, in mirrors, as they appear to their friends. I have no friends: is that why my flesh is so naked?”

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The Stranger

The Stranger Book Review

It’s written by a French author,  Albert Camus. His fictional writing generally has a lot of hidden philosophical elements. It is listed as one of the best books of the century.

Genre: Philosophical Fiction

6 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. You like Philosophy. This book is going to give you a break from all those non fictional-philosophical books. 
  2. You want to read a beautiful story knitted with some great philosophical problems of all time in the background.
  3. You have mostly read about the characters who are either loving, caring, bitchy, rude, proud or not; but you haven’t read about a character who is indifferent. Even this word can’t describe enough his personality, you might have to read this book to know why he is categorized as different from all the other people.
  4. You want to know the answer of one of the many questions raised by the book that is if you are not very good at showing emotions, are you a soulless monster?
  5. You want to know what makes a man not to cry on her mother’s funeral like everybody else in the courtroom wanted to know.
  6. You can’t get enough of courtroom drama.  

Best Quote

“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.” 

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