As someone who loves Existential philosophy, I felt reading some of Sartre’s work was essential. Though this was touted an easy read, I often found it cumbersome. I prefer Camus by far, but feel somewhat proud I was able to get a differing viewpoint. Admittedly, my love for Camus’ “The Stranger” also led to the purchase of this copy, as Sartre critiques that book in this volume as well.
Overall, the positive feeling I have for reading the book comes more from a sense of accomplishment than anything gained.