Stoner by John Williams

Stoner

John Williams with John McGahern (Contributor)

Stoner

John Williams with John McGahern (Contributor)

fiction classics historical reflective slow-paced

278 pages | first published 1965

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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from...
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Moods

reflective 91%
sad 67%
emotional 61%
dark 19%
inspiring 16%
challenging 14%
hopeful 9%
relaxing 7%
tense 5%
funny 2%
informative 2%
lighthearted 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 46%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 5%

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4.3

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