The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

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.

The 159th 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. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
  6. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  7. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  8. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  9. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  10. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  11. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Moviegoer Kindle Edition 39533 $9.99 2011
The Moviegoer Mass Market Paperback 350321 $15.25 $0.01 1988
The Moviegoer Audio CD 970068 $12.57 $9.27 2010
Moviegoer Paperback 2731805 $10.00 $0.01 1996
The Moviegoer Paperback 2825482 $39.88 $0.80
The Moviegoer Hardcover 1229615 $166.51 $64.62 1961
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy 1967 Hardcover 3498900 $29.95
By Walker Percy - Moviegoer (1961-05-27) [Hardcover] Hardcover 1208424 $219.01 $31.28 1961
The Moviegoer Paperback 3822393 $1.99
The Moviegoer Paperback 3747424 $9.14 $4.92 2004
The Moviegoer Paperback 49487 $36.44 $2.76 1998
The Moviegoer: A Novel (FSG Classics) Paperback 34303 $9.78 $4.36 2019
The Moviegoer Paperback 1469557 $6.78 $0.01