Have you read the novel everyone is talking about about? Stoner: the 2013 surprise international bestseller

Have you read the novel everyone is talking about about? Stoner: the 2013 surprise international bestseller

The Best Stoner Novels

The Best Stoner Novels

I went away to smoke some pot I put this here to show a point life aint shit without a joint!

Stoner....In one of those few gratifying instances of belated artistic justice, John Williams’s “Stoner” has become an unexpected bestseller in Europe after being translated and championed by the French writer Anna Gavalda. Once every decade or so, someone like me tries to do the same service for it in the U.S., writing an essay arguing that “Stoner” is a great, chronically underappreciated American novel. (The latest of these, which also lists several previous such essays, is Morris…

The Greatest American Novel You’ve Never Heard Of

Stoner....In one of those few gratifying instances of belated artistic justice, John Williams’s “Stoner” has become an unexpected bestseller in Europe after being translated and championed by the French writer Anna Gavalda. Once every decade or so, someone like me tries to do the same service for it in the U.S., writing an essay arguing that “Stoner” is a great, chronically underappreciated American novel. (The latest of these, which also lists several previous such essays, is Morris…

Stoner, by John Williams

Stoner, by John Williams

Stoner by John Williams has become one of the most talked-about books of 2013

Book News: 'Stoner' Created Little Buzz In 1965, But Ignites In 2013

Stoner by John Williams has become one of the most talked-about books of 2013

Stoner & Spaz: A funny, in-your-face novel starring an unlikely teenage pair - a sheltered sixteen-year-old with no parents, and an overprotective grandmother and cerebral palsy and the tattooed, straight-talking stoner who steals his heart.

Stoner & Spaz: A funny, in-your-face novel starring an unlikely teenage pair - a sheltered sixteen-year-old with no parents, and an overprotective grandmother and cerebral palsy and the tattooed, straight-talking stoner who steals his heart.

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely. Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel...more

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely. Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel...more

The Best Stoner Novels - The Daily Beast

The Best Stoner Novels

The Best Stoner Novels - The Daily Beast

Like John Williams' Stoner or Denis Johnson's Train Dreams, A Whole Life is a tender book about finding dignity and beauty in solitude. An exquisite novel about a simple life, it has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of solace and truth. It looks at the moments, big and small, that make us what we are.

A Whole Life

Like John Williams' Stoner or Denis Johnson's Train Dreams, A Whole Life is a tender book about finding dignity and beauty in solitude. An exquisite novel about a simple life, it has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of solace and truth. It looks at the moments, big and small, that make us what we are.

Stoner, the near perfect novel. The Millions, December 2016

Stoner, the near perfect novel. The Millions, December 2016

Stoner A Novel (Vintage Classics) by John Williams and John McGahern

Stoner A Novel (Vintage Classics) by John Williams and John McGahern

I loved this book. I read reviews that described Stoner's life as sad and pitiful, which it is in bits, but generally i didn't see that although you do want to give him a shake at times!

Stoner: the must-read novel of 2013

I loved this book. I read reviews that described Stoner's life as sad and pitiful, which it is in bits, but generally i didn't see that although you do want to give him a shake at times!

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