Thursday, July 10, 2008

"The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy

I like this book. I've heard a lot about Percy's interest in Existentialism, and that this book lives deep in the philosophy's trenches. I don't know much about Existentialism so maybe that's true, but the story isn't didactic in anyway (The Fountainhead, it is not). Instead, it's an empathetic look at the life of a twenty-nine-year-old guy who simply isn't too jazzed about year thirty. The plot meanders, and the story's dynamism lies in this.

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