[[ Reading ]] ➸ The Moviegoer Author Walker Percy – Rvtrek.info

The Moviegoer Winner Of The 1961 National Book AwardThe Dazzling Novel That Established Walker Percy As One Of The Major Voices In Southern Literature Is Now Available For The First Time In Vintage Paperback The Moviegoer Is Binx Bolling, A Young New Orleans Stockbroker Who Surveys The World With The Detached Gaze Of A Bourbon Street Dandy Even As He Yearns For A Spiritual Redemption He Cannot Bring Himself To Believe In On The Eve Of His Thirtieth Birthday, He Occupies Himself 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 Embarks On A Hare Brained Quest That Outrages His Family, Endangers His Fragile Cousin Kate, And Sends Him Reeling Through The Chaos Of New Orleans French Quarter Wry And Wrenching, Rich In Irony And Romance, The Moviegoer Is A Genuine American Classic.


10 thoughts on “The Moviegoer

  1. says:

    The fact is I am quite happy in a movie,even a bad movieWhat I remember is the time John Wayne killed three men with a carbine as he was falling to the dusty street in Stagecoach, and the time the kitten found Orson Wells in the doorway in the Third Man Binx Bolling is floating through life He survived the Kore


  2. says:

    This is my favorite novel of all time It is the story of Binx Bolling, a successful, socially prominent New Orleans stockbroker from an old and wealthy family, and how he faces his life in the week of Carnival leading up to his thirtieth birthday on Ash Wednesday Binx is an avid and successful skirtchaser, but he really


  3. says:

    This review contains spoilers New Orleans, 1960 s Jack Binx Bolling is 30, comes from a well off background, makes his money as a stock broker, and likes girls, and oh yes, he likes going to movies.a lot But Binx is not happy, he is stuck, going without direction, without purpose problem is, he doesn t know where to go, what to do


  4. says:

    I couldn t get through this book Percy writes a detailed and interesting setting, and a meandering narrator main character.But really, I think the same way about this as I do books like Emma As in, why do I care if rich idiots are sad about their affluent lifestyle that is free of any socio economic o...


  5. says:

    Shitty, shitty book with no plot worse, no climax, whatsoever Just mega baffling


  6. says:

    All hail the Biblioracle, for his powers are immense I realize that many of you will not be acquainted with this prophet of proper book choices He writes a column for the Chicago Tribune s weekly book review supplement Aside from short essays on book related topics think pithier versions of chapters in Anne Fadiman s Ex Libris , he invites readers to submit th


  7. says:

    The Moviegoer Walker Percy s Novel of If That s All There Is Is that all there is, is that all there isIf that s all there is my friends, then let s keep dancingLet s break out the booze and have a ballIf that s all there is Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller If Walker Percy s The Moviegoer ever hits the screen, I m sure Peggy Lee singing Is That All There Is will be on the soun


  8. says:

    Walker Percy lived about six miles from my house, so it was obviously a joy to have read this book set in our neck of the woods It s been too many years since I read this to comment on details but I ve got a warning and a betcha never knew this piece of trivia.First, I would warn new readers that the book is a time capsule In order to truly appreciate it, one has to consider how


  9. says:

    Southern Existentialism New Orleans is both intimately related to the South and yet in a real sense cut adrift not only from the South but the rest of Louisiana A proper enough American city and yet within the next few hours the tourist is apt to seenuns and naked women than he ever saw before.Walker PercyI love this Percy quote because he so aptly captures the essence of this city below s


  10. says:

    I come away from The Moviegoer with very mixed feelings Walker Percy was a beautiful writer, and I found myself reading several passagesthan once just to enjoy the language, but I think I may be too old, even at 35, to truly appreciate and connect with a novel driven almost completely by existential feelings It s not that I never personally feel existential dread I do, faroften than I d like but, fo


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