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The story revolves around Caligula, the Roman emperor who descended on hearing the death of his sister Drusilla. He realizes that life is empty, without meaning and immediately revolts at the very idea. While Camus portrayal of Caligula is based on historical sources, the fact remains that Camus manages to shine a new light on the erstwhile mad emperor and deconstructs him effectively. This book has been well developed and researched; more importantly, it is a must-read for all Camus lovers as it ranks as one of the top 10 Albert Camus books.
What makes this book stand out?
Camus at his creative best
Read it for
A new take on Caligula with Absurdism holding sway
Don't read it for
if you are not into Camus, you may want to give this book a miss