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 Post subject: The Moviegoer - Binx Bolling's search
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:11 am 
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"The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life."

This is my second reading of The Moviegoer. I had stumbled across a video in which a priest was giving a brief talk about the book. I wasn't intending on re-reading the book but this priest (Fr. Robert Lauder) made some interesting comments about Kierkegaard and his '3 stages of existence' (aesthetic, ethical, and religious).

Does Binx know he's searching for God? Does he see the meaninglessness in his life and that's what compels him to start his search?

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 Post subject: Re: The Moviegoer - Binx Bolling's search
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:39 pm 
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I have to admit, I have never understood the point of the story in The Moviegoer, which is why I've never followed up by reading any of Walker Percy's other books. It seems to be a long, boring story about...not much of anything.

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