An excellent novel by Jean-Paul Sartre. It's set in pre-WWII France and covers a few days in the lives of several characters.

A great deal of the book takes place inside the character's heads. This helps Sartre delve into his "hell is other people" issues. While the plot is less than remarkable, and the idea of people torture goes a bit far at times, this book is still enthralling.

Sartre's characterization is just incredible. His characters are so consistent and tangible, it seems almost impossible that he manages to keep track of every thought of every one of them. They seem ridiculously familiar at times.

Maybe that's all that's needed for a book to become a classic. If the characters are so true, can the content be anything but timeless?...

anyhow, it's a good read, and it might get ya offline for a little while

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