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The Moviegoer
The Moviegoer
Author: Walker Percy
"A curious, tender book, provocatively and intelligently imagined." — SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — Binx Bolling is s small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a "search" for something more important, somethin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380470761
ISBN-10: 0380470764
Publication Date: 3/1982
Edition: Reissue
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3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting book... and rated by some as one of the best novels of the 20th century. I wouldn't go that far.
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Helpful Score: 2
I liked this enough, but to me it seemed a little strange that it got such strong kudos and that it won an award. I found it a bit hard to follow at times, some of the characters didn't seem to be well-defined so I'd find myself paging back to re-read parts to make sure I didn't miss a critical point.
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Helpful Score: 1
The protagonist, Binx Bolling, the "moviegoer", inhabits a world that is a strange admixture of ordinary life and work in suburban New Orleans and the celluloid reality of the movies. Percy seduces the reader into this light-and-shadow realm with some expertly drawn characters.Binx is happy in a movie, even a bad movie; the reader will be held by this novel, unsettling though it may be.
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