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"Lovely and brilliant...a highly whimsical kind of picaresque tale that puts one in mind of both Faulkner and Canneau." --Joyce Carol Oates, The Nation
"Breaks your heart in the midst of laughter." --Philadelphia Inquirer
Not as good as I expected. Lots of wandering in the plot, the repetitive "fugues" that the main character goes through get a bit tedious, I expected more from this book... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Texas Mystery Lover
The author writes like he is dazed and confused, the title of the book is not relevant.
I'm not a southerner, which may be the reason.
What a wonderful book and story! Being a Southerner, I should have read Walker Percy many years ago. Read morePublished 4 days ago by W.
As expected, Walter Percy brilliantly addresses so much of humanity's hunger for the transcendent by placing bombshells between the lines; his imagery is more timely than ever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph P Kennedy
walker percy is so underrated it is tragic. buy this book and enjoy the ride that only the great authors can providePublished 6 months ago by Rick C
A magnificent novel by Walker Percy, one the best "Southern writers" of the late twentieth century. True, it has no obvious "plot" but that's the point. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dr. Jay
Some years ago I heard a public figure, a man I respected, say that Walker Percy was his favorite author. Read morePublished 10 months ago by joneslkr
Enjoyed this book very much. Took a good bit of time before I was 'sucked in' but in the end found myself really enjoying the book.Published 11 months ago by Chris Canuel