Born 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus studied philosophy, worked in political journalism and wrote fiction and essays. Also active as theatre producer and playwright, he didn't believe in God. Did he go too far? Did he find the truth? Will you?
Suicide is referenced in the novel frequently by the main characters as a way to escape their boredom and end their waiting. However, they can never go through with it because they would rather do nothing than make a decision that would impact their lives.