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I found it to be a gentle memoir of two characters trying to sort out their place in life.
When you are least expecting out on to the page jumps some pretty serious thinking!
Beautiful but tedious prose lacking characters or story to hook you in. I abandoned the book at page 91. I tried so hard to like it. Read at your own risk.Published 15 days ago by ImWorthit
Beautiful (but very intermittent) descriptive writing kept me from giving this book a lower rating. My Kindle edition included a piece at the very end that profiled Walker Percy. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Martha Baker
Very enjoyable to read.
The main character Binx was wounded in combat. Kate, on the best day of her life, with her fiancee driving, head on collision and he died. Read more
I just could never engage with The Moviegoer, Walker Percy's acclaimed 1961 first novel. The book follows the movements of a disaffected soon-to-be-30-year-old investment broker in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Buzalka
I don't think the book has stood up over time, really. I can understand the praise given it at the time of it's first publishing, because mental illness, particularly in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Avid Reader
The kind of young man stream of consciousness so prolific in the 60s dates the novel somewhat. Not my cup of tea but beautifully written.Published 1 month ago by AAS