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Moviegoer

  • Author:Walker Percy
  • Publisher:Knopf
  • Category:Book
  • Buy New: $117.79
  • as of 7/12/2014 19:20 EDT details
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  • Seller:Bennett Books Ltd (ships international!)
  • Sales Rank:440,483
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:256
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.1
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5.8 x 1
  • Publication Date:May 12, 1961
  • ISBN:0394437039
  • EAN:9780394437033
  • ASIN:0394437039
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
[LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.]

[Read by Christopher Hurt]

A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller. It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a 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, some spiritual truth to anchor him.

Binx's life floats casually along until one fateful Mardi Gras week, when a bizarre series of events leads him to his unlikely salvation. In his half-brother Lonnie, who is confined to a wheelchair and soon to die, and his stepcousin Kate, whose predicament is even more ominous, Binx begins to find the sort of ''certified reality'' that had eluded him everywhere but at the movies.
Amazon.com Review
This elegantly written account of a young man's search for signs of purpose in the universe is one of the great existential texts of the postwar era and is really funny besides. Binx Bolling, inveterate cinemaphile, contemplative rake and man of the periphery, tries hedonism and tries doing the right thing, but ultimately finds redemption (or at least the prospect of it) by taking a leap of faith and quite literally embracing what only seems irrational.

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