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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful forgotten modern classic
It only took a few pages to know that I was reading an unknown, forgotten masterpiece. The writing is incredibly beautiful, the kind that is so smooth, so fluid, that you forget you are even reading, reaching straight into the heart of the matter. Stoner has become one of my favourite book of all times. It seems slightly incredible that such a good book could be about...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not likeable
This novel has had so much attention and quite extraordinary praise recently that I approached it expecting a masterpiece. I found much to admire and had no difficulty finishing it. The picture of the rural life the hero leaves behind for university is vivid and moving. The account of teaching and reading is also unusually convincing - it is hard to make such an...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Dec. 2014
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Brilliant book. Having worked in academia it brought back memories and good ones too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 16 Jan. 2015
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Book chosen for a book club. Not very exciting, the life story of a downtrodden man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this at a Book Group We all enjoyed it and it provoked interesting discussion, 15 Jan. 2015
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Read this at a Book Group We all enjoyed it and it provoked interesting discussion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read, 24 Feb. 2015
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A must read (but depressing) book. Don't read it if you marriage is on the rocks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written. It lingers in the mind, 4 Dec. 2014
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A gentle story about a gentle man. Beautifully written. It lingers in the mind.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 24 Oct. 2014
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It is very sad and depressing. Stoner should have made some changes to his life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Dec. 2014
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Excellent. Character stays with you long after you've finished reading the book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Overrated book, though well written,, 28 Feb. 2015
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Overrated book,though well written, the story and the background are a turn-off
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4.0 out of 5 stars ... as a book I'd never heard of it did pretty, 20 Dec. 2014
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recommeded by a friend - and as a book I'd never heard of it did pretty well
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I have read in the past two years, 3 Feb. 2015
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This novel is a small miracle. Best book I have read in the past two years!
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