The repeated blows of a fist…

May 27, 2014 | Beautiful Prose, Things I wish I'd written

He listened to his words fall as if from the mouth of another, and watched his father’s face, which received those words as a stone receives the repeated blows of a fist.

…from the incredible, masterful Stoner, a novel that could be sub-titled Fiction Writing 101, by John Edward Williams, a man who once said “My God, to read without joy is stupid.”