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The Death of Camus by Giovanni Catelli, Andrew Tanzi, Paul Auster

The Death of Camus

Giovanni Catelli, Andrew Tanzi, Paul Auster

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Imprint: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 26 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9781787383869
2 stars out of 5
15 Nov 2020

"Catelli presents his thesis as an artless spy story"

Sound intriguing? Conspiracy theories always have their allure. Yet not only does The Death of Camus not offer any evidence for its claims, it is so badly written throughout as to discredit itself immediately. Catelli’s prose makes Dan Brown’s look good. He piles on the adjectives, overstates every claim. He is particularly fond of calling upon “fate”. “Fate’s machinations are often evanescent, random and fleeting, suddenly coalescing as if by magic...” he tells us, like an arsey astrologer. You would not trust someone who writes as dreadfully as this to tell you how to boil an egg.

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