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Who here has read "The Moviegoer"...
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Who here has read "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy?

What should I be "getting" from this book?
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>>7678793
I have. I enjoyed the prose style. It's a story about existential despair punctuated with moments of absurdist humor. Walker Percy was a well known Catholic writer, but the Catholic themes aren't very overt here. Great book, actually.
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>>7678925
I've marathoned 36 pages so far and all that's happened is guy jumps from point to point while describing his walk to his aunt's house. He's now watching a parade and his cousin or whatever is asking him to be part of his krewe. It's pretty much a yawnfest so far. I might just sparknotes the rest so I can mark it as "Read" on goodreads.
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It's a really boring book. Probably the most hamfisted way of trying to present Kierkegaard.
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melodramatic, excessive, insincere, tone deaf
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