Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy

The book is a satirical self-help guide that explores the human condition and our place in the universe through a series of thought experiments, quizzes, and essays. It delves into topics such as existentialism, semiotics, philosophy, science, and religion, all with a humorous twist. The book challenges readers to examine their lives, their beliefs, and their perceptions of reality, ultimately suggesting that we are all a little lost in the cosmos.

The 6426th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 69

Since this book was first published in 1983, there is a penalty of 14.4%. The age adjusted score is 59.06.

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