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The Moviegoer

The Moviegoer
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[Book] The Moviegoer

10 years, 6 months ago at Dec 30 2:22
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/spoilers/ I can't believe I read most of this book in one sitting, and it's not because it was so good I couldn't put it down. Rather, I couldn't wait to get it over and done with. The Moviegoer is another 25-cents used book I picked up at the library book sale last year. I didn't realize it when I got it but apparently it was considered one of the great American novels by some book list or the o... read more
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Description: Amazon.com Review This elegantly written account of a young man's search for signs of purpose in the universe is one of the great existential texts of the postwar era and is really funny besides. Binx Bolling, inveterate cinemaphile, contemplative rake and man of the periphery, tries hedonism and tries doing the right thing, but ultimately finds redemption (or at least the prospect of it) by taking a leap of faith and quite literally embracing what only seems irrational. ... (more)
Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 14 April 1998
ISBN-10 : 0375701966 | ISBN-13: 9780375701962
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