The Plague, Albert Camus

Camus keeps his philosophical agenda somewhat low key, but if a similar novel were written in America today about Covid, what overt philosophical interjections he allows, such as Father Paneloux’s sermon, would probably be omitted, and we’d wind up with something closer to a screenplay.

Cottard rejoined, “but what do you mean by a return to normal life?”
Tarrou smiled. “New films at the picture houses.”