In Stoner, by John Williams, we have seen our lead character fall in love, an out of it, many times. I often thought, while reading the book, that it was more a story of the reactions of others to his love that this book was about. He is a dutiful and dedicated man, but he is not perfect. He is so sad.and so disappointing to himself.
So what of the writing? What can we say about this book, that at times seems so plain? Is the passion that Stoner feels made real by the author? Is the book to grim or too bleak? Does it offer enough of a glimpse into Stoner's head and heart? How do you feel as you get close to the end?
All of this and more will be discussed on September 11th (it's a Weds this time) at 6:30 in our Community Room with Guest Moderator Hellen Lee. Make your reservation, if you haven't already, by clicking the EventBrite button.
Wish I could be there. As always, thanks for reading.