I am not reviewing in order of reading it seems, I'm kinda picking and choosing which reviews I fancy writing, hope that's ok with you guys.
I read Stoner after a run of Thrillers and it was a LOVELY change of pace. The book doesn't seem to have a lot going on. You are just following the life of William, but I got so involved and immersed in his life that I could not put the book down when I was not reading it and couldn't wait to pick it up!
I really cared about W when reading this book and I wanted him to be happy. Not only that, but I was always on his side, regardless of anything else. He can treat people badly, have questionable morals etc but I just wanted him to have something in life that made him happy. I constantly wanted his mediocre life and existence to improve. Williams really makes you care about W and I think that shows how excellent an author he is!!
I did not have a bore moment reading Stoner, I never expected it to be as gorgeous a book as it was (despite many a person telling me it is super). I'm keeping this short as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. But do read this. I think you'll love it!