Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, about the time The Fall was published. This interesting little novel reveals the haunted conscience of the secular man who is devoid of hope. Try as he may, man is incapable of finding relief from the ambiguities and emptiness of life, nor from the sins that haunt him. Although Camus speaks of God and religion it is obvious he does not know the God who cleanses from sin through the blood of Jesus Christ. The book is of value in understanding how a secular thinker views the human condition.