STONER – Novel by John Edward Williams - Meeting Benches

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.

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, 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...

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.

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

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