I read Stoner a few years ago, not long after it had been “rediscovered.” I’ve read it several times since then and it’s probably one of the novels I’ve recommended perhaps more than any other. So I recently suggested that my oldest friend, Alastair McLachlan (I reckon we’ve been mates since 1954!) might give it a try. Not only did he do so, but also took up my invitation to write a review for this “guest blog.” Alastair is a great linguist and polymath, a proud Scot who lives in Milan, Italy.
As the modern cover often says, “The greatest novel you’ve never read.”