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"Eloquent, reckless, accurate, hilarious...plunges forward through tawdry bedroom mysteries toward a final grand puzzle." -Washington Post Book World
"A fine novel...Percy is a seductive writer attentive to sensuous detail, and such a skillful architect of fiction that the very discursiveness of his story informs it with energy and tension." -Newsweek
"A funny and scarifying jeremiad on the modern age. Lancelot is easy to read and hard to forget." -Time
I didn't like it much, however I thought it might get better ----it didn't.
The ideas here are so out of touch with our present Zeitgeist that most critics missed the central importance of this novel.
A very uncomfortable, un-pretty, DISTURBING read -- worth the effort, but hard to recommend to anyone else.
When I first began this book I knew I was reading something by a truly talented writer. Walker Percy's prose are so different, so elegant compare to the "story tellers" I... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Dick
Percy fills his character central with a bucket load of ideas. Then turns him loose to spout them.Published 28 days ago by A. Levine
This the first book I have read written by Walker. It took some getting used to but was worth the read.Published 2 months ago by Tim Evearitt
This book is once again an example of Percy' s beautiful prose that is a pleasure to read on every page. Read morePublished 4 months ago by steve A
The second time I have read the book, first on the Kindle. I love Walker Percy and this isn't his best but it is thought provoking and sort of a mystery up to the end. Read morePublished 6 months ago by I Kindler
Way too philosophical for me. I have enjoyed several other books by Percy, but thus one was just too slow and way out for me. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Msdinah
Weird!!!! I didn't like it much, however I thought it might get better ----it didn't.Published 8 months ago by Dana
Strange characters and a plot that seems to go no where. I simply could not figure out "the deeper meaning" of the novel.Published 8 months ago by bloom