Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of Walker Percy’s book The Moviegoer. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion.
Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes from films like The Third Man and Stagecoach, not the personal, emotional experiences he knows other people hold dear. When he is on the cusp of turning thirty, however, something changes for Binx: on Mardi Gras, he embarks on a quest for some form of authentic experience. The consequences of Binx’s hunt, on both himself and his unstable cousin Kate, prove outrageous, tragic, and indelible.