The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

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The Moviegoer tells the story of Binx Bolling, a young stockbroker in post-war New Orleans. The decline of Southern traditions, the problems of his family and his traumatic experiences in the Korean War have left him alienated from his own life. He daydreams constantly, has trouble engaging in lasting relationships, and finds more meaning and immediacy in movies and books than in his own routine life.

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The 134th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  3. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  4. - 60th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  6. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  7. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  8. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  9. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  10. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
  11. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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