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The Best Stoner Novels

In honor of the hallowed holiday of Sam Munson, author of November Criminals, picks out the best novels, from Invisible Man to Wonder Boys, featuring marijuana and its users.


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.


Steve Almond praised Stoner in The New York Times Magazine, writing, "I had never encountered a work so ruthless in its devotion to human truths and so tender in its execution."

I've written a post-apocalyptic, stoner novel, and now Im illustrating outtakes/scenes from the story line. This is the three, main characters in their apartement in Oslo, Norway

This is by far the most beautifuly written and engaging book I have read in a long time. (Marilia fb)


Book 28. Stoner: A Novel (Vintage Classics) by John Williams


You Should Seriously Read ‘Stoner’ Right Now

New York Times reviews Stoner: How a 1965 book with a mundane plot became the Little Novel That Could.