Winner of the 1961 National Book AwardThe dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southernliterature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback. "The Moviegoer" is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world withthe detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns ...
Winner of the 1961 National Book AwardThe dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southernliterature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback. "The Moviegoer" is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world withthe detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption hecannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupieshimself dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the"treasurable moments" absent from his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarkson a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, andsends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, richin irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.
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Who are we, where are we going, how do we get there, does it mean anything, what means everything? Shall I take that leap of faith?
Jul 28, 2011
Don't waste your time on this.
Existentialism in New Orleans - the location being the only saving grace. The characters are unlikeable. There is no plot, only a glimpse into an ongoing boring life episode of a few boring people. I have no idea how this book somehow became so well-regarded as to have won a prestigious award. I resent the day I wasted reading this hoping for some exciting or meaningful ending. Spend some time reading "confederacy of dunces" for something worthwhile in the New Orleans setting.
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