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The Moviegoer
The Moviegoer
Author: Walker Percy
ISBN: 1997
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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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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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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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"The Moviegoer", an intimation rather than a statement of mortality and the inevitability of that condition, is a truthful novel with shocks of recognition and spasms of nostalgia for every-or nearly every-American.