View Poll Results: Should I Read 'The MovieGoer'?
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Yes! It Looks Like An Amazing Book!
No! It Doesnt Look Like It Can Change Someones Life!
No! The Book Sounds Boring!
No! All Books Suck - Reading Is A Waste Of Time!
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Thread: Should I Read This Book?
06-20-2008, 09:30 PM #1
Should I Read This Book?
I had been asking for books that have changed your life and this is the book that has interested me. Heres the description wikipedia gives:
The Moviegoer is a 1961 novel by Walker Percy. It won a National Book Award in 1962.
Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.
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 loose plot of the novel follows Binx as he embarks on an undefined "search," wandering around his home town of New Orleans reflecting philosophically on small episodes and interactions. He is challenged to define himself in relation to friends, family, lovers, and career when he would rather his life and character remain vague and open to possibility.
"What is the nature of the search? you ask. Really it is very simple; at least for a fellow like me. So simple that it is often overlooked. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life."
The novel is heavily influenced by the existentialist themes of authors like Soren Kierkegaard whom Percy read extensively. Unlike many dark didactic existentialist novels (including Percy's later work), The Moviegoer has a light poetic tone. It was Percy's first, most famous, and most widely praised novel.
So Should I Read This Book?
06-26-2008, 11:40 AM #2
Well, judging by the COVER, it doesn't look like a very interesting book.
It looks like a historical book. Ja?
I love history. But not when I am trying to read for fun.
But it might also be a historic-suspense. Ja?
That might be interesting. Hmm.
06-26-2008, 12:32 PM #3
06-26-2008, 01:45 PM #4
Well, I do.
It saves time.
And till today...my judgment was correct for me.
06-26-2008, 01:54 PM #5
06-26-2008, 01:55 PM #6
06-26-2008, 02:24 PM #7
no problem ^_^
aww thanks payal, luv ya too.
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06-26-2008, 07:28 PM #8
lololol himmy can be annoying at times
Thanks for commenting on the book, whiskey... i had decided i wasnt gonna read this book... it does sound boring lol
06-26-2008, 07:55 PM #9