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Review: Stoner

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

I was somewhat sad when I finished this book, not only because the writing was good enough I did not want the experience of reading it to end, but also I felt almost as though I'd lost a friend ... Read full review

Review: Stoner

User Review  - Justin Evans - Goodreads

I first read Stoner a few years ago, when I was a graduate student, writing a dissertation on literature, far from my parents who had not gone to university. This serves as your bright red light ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

This book is surprising, not so much for any plot twists or odd behavior, but for how we come to regard an overtly unremarkable man as interesting and likable. William Stoner was the only child at his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Life happens to Stoner, John Williams' unforgettable character in the 1965 novel that has burned into my reading soul. The situations, disappointments and outcomes in his life left me frustrated with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Louisa - Goodreads

William Stoner, you broke my heart in several different ways and in several different places. There will always be a place for you in my imaginary life. I felt your pain, your quiet desperation and ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Reading "Stoner" gave me another one of those parallel universe experiences. In the goodreads universe, where everyone else lives, this is apparently a much loved and lauded book. Heck, those good ... Read full review

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User Review  - matt - Goodreads

Harrowing. It broke me up inside to read it. I'm not saying it was a bad novel or a badly written one, not at all. I'm saying that it put me in an awful mood several times, several hours of anguished ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maria Headley - Goodreads

Devastating novel of academia, unfulfilled hope, and a life not-entirely-lived. Gorgeous writing, heartbreaking plot, and if you're a fan, as I tend to be, of stories set in the dark halls of ... Read full review

Review: Stoner

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I was going to start out this review of Stoner by feigning comic incredulity that the former conductor of the Boston Pops wrote a novel about potheads, but that is far, far too obvious and ... Read full review

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User Review  - S. - Goodreads

I didn't find this as sad or sorrowful as it's often said to be. For me it's about how the inner life redeems the outer, how a satisfying life of the mind makes the rest of life bearable. In that way ... Read full review


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