[percy-l] The Moviegoer one of Top 100 books of all time

Steve Petrica steve.petrica at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 20:52:48 EDT 2009

*The Second Coming* is where I "discovered" Percy, so it's a sentimental
favorite.  But also, as a psychotherapist, I like the treatment of Allie and
of Will's struggles with their demons.


On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Dave Duty <daveduty at austin.rr.com> wrote:

 It is most difficult to pick my favorite.  However, one day when I was
> visiting the Percy's store, the former Kumquat in Covington, I was asked by
> his daughter (having met me on more than one occasion and knowing that I had
> corresponded and visited her father in the recent past) which was my
> favorite novel?  I instantly said it was *The Moviegoer*.  She asked why
> and I replied that it was clean, simple and elegant -- like a clear piece of
> cut crystal.  She seemed to like this response and she said it was her
> favorite also.
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