STONER – Novel by John Edward Williams - Meeting Benches
After reading Stoner, I found myself comparing every book I read to it. I call it the Stoner Standard and consider this one of the great novels of the 20th Century. Plain, straightforward prose about an ordinary man, but the writing is brilliant.
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Stoner, the near perfect novel. The Millions, December 2016
Stoner - Beautifully written story of the (non-)life of a US academic. Such an ordinary life you wonder why the book is so good, yet such perfect prose and story-telling you cannot put it down...
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New York Times reviews Stoner: How a 1965 book with a mundane plot became the Little Novel That Could.