Spoiler Podcast Episode 5: Stoner by John Williams
Written by lincoln on 25th January 2016
“She turned to him and pulled her lips into what he knew must be a smile”
This week we’re reading John Williams’ sleeper hit “Stoner” which, contrary to Paul’s assumption, is not a “1990s drug romp”, but a 1965 novel about the quiet, unassuming life of a quiet, unassuming man, William Stoner. The book was largely ignored at the time of its original publication and famously took nearly half a century to become a hit, which leads Rachael to consider some other literary late bloomers.
Meanwhile Paul takes it upon himself, apropos of nothing, to put together a bangin’ dance remix of the Stoner audiobook…
This week’s rating scale: How much would you pay for it?