Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stoner by John Williams

I am not sure how this older book came to my attention, but I am really glad I read it. First published in 1965, and re-released in 2003, this is a character study of a man, Willam Stoner, an English Professor at U of Missouri. You could sum up the plot in a few sentences, it is not a plot driven novel, but a character driven story.

I turned the pages as Stoner went through his somewhat ordinary life, compelled by the beauty of the writing, and a growing affection for him. Worth reading for the writing alone.

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