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beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.02.2019

Halfway through I realised this is indeed a story about a no-great-triumph, not-your-typical-story-worthy man. Which shouldn’t have surprised me really, because the author made it so very clear in the beginning of the book, thus I didn’t have high expectations but slowly I was completely drawn into stoner’s world.

In a sense, this is a book for everyone, everyone can see a bit of himself or herself in Stoner. I like the story’s prose and tempo and how it endows dignity to ordinary people’s ordinary life and their not so ordinary choices and pains and joys. In a sense this is what great literature is for, it surveys the deepest human psyche and shows us the invariant element in the humanity.

It simply heartbreakingly beautiful.