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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  - Melanie - Goodreads

……Well, what shall I say? Do our inner thoughts ever show outwardly? There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke ... Read full review

Review: Stoner

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  - Mal - Goodreads

Falling in love with English and literature, William Stoner born to an indigent Missouri farming family, disrupts his original plan to study agronomy in the state university to become a scholar. A ... Read full review

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User Review  - El - Goodreads

From the ages of, what, like 11 to 25, I lived in Columbia, Missouri. I have this habit of not reading the backs of books I'm about to read, or their dust jackets lest I'm inadvertently spoiled by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

I knew I had to come to this book some day, after reading somewhere that the French novelist Anna Gavalda had decided to take it upon herself to translate it into French. She had loved it that much ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aubrey - Goodreads

The US does not have sadness on its agenda. Its psyche is a constant concern with happiness, fulfillment, the American Dream and the way to this god given of all rights. Never has the isolated country ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ted - Goodreads

They had been brought up in a tradition that told them … that the life of the mind and the life of the senses were separate and, indeed, inimical; they had believed … that one had to be chosen at ... 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  - Rebecca Foster - Goodreads

Last week came the surprising news that Waterstones, a leading bookstore chain in the UK, had chosen as its Book of the Year for 2013 a novel that was first published in 1965, sold a paltry 2,000 ... Read full review


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