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August 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | Permalink

As we progress in our reading of Stoner, by John Williams, are you seeing a man eager to keep going, or one living such an ordinary life, no one would miss him if he goes? The writing seems to me to be much of a work of art.  There will be no skipping parts of this book to get to the end. The words are to be savored.  The book has been labeled "Realist Fiction".  How does it compare to the faster-paced writing of today? Do you feel bound by it, or happy to have the words swirl around in your head?

Let us know if you agree with reviewers from The Guardian to NPR that this book is really great literature.

As always, thanks for reading.

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