Robert Cormier





Robert Cormier


Born
in Leominster, Massachusetts, The United States
January 17, 1925

Died
November 02, 2000

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Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925–November 2, 2000) was an American author, columnist and reporter, known for his deeply pessimistic, downbeat literature. His most popular works include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down and The Chocolate War, all of which have won awards. The Chocolate War was challenged in multiple libraries. His books often are concerned with themes such as abuse, mental illness, violence, revenge, betrayal and conspiracy. In most of his novels, the protagonists do not win.

Average rating: 3.58 · 65,582 ratings · 5,840 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
The Chocolate War (Chocolat...

3.48 avg rating — 32,814 ratings — published 1974 — 64 editions
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I Am the Cheese

3.74 avg rating — 12,390 ratings — published 1977 — 37 editions
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The Rag and Bone Shop

3.73 avg rating — 2,673 ratings — published 2001 — 19 editions
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After the First Death

3.73 avg rating — 2,692 ratings — published 1979 — 26 editions
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Tenderness

3.70 avg rating — 2,305 ratings — published 1997 — 21 editions
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Fade

3.78 avg rating — 2,244 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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Beyond the Chocolate War (C...

3.58 avg rating — 2,269 ratings — published 1985 — 24 editions
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We All Fall Down

3.80 avg rating — 2,022 ratings — published 1991 — 20 editions
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Heroes

3.40 avg rating — 2,136 ratings — published 1998 — 24 editions
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Tunes for Bears to Dance to

3.52 avg rating — 1,265 ratings — published 1992 — 18 editions
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The Chocolate War Beyond the Chocolate War
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3.48 avg rating — 35,163 ratings

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.”
Robert Cormier

“It's amazing that the heart makes no noise when it cracks.”
Robert Cormier, Heroes

“He hated to think of his own life stretching ahead of him that way, a long succession of days and nights that were fine - not good, not bad, not great, not lousy, not exciting, not anything.”
Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War

Polls

December 2015 New School Classics Group Read

 
  25 votes, 17.9%

1972, Watership Down by Richard Adams, 481 pages
 
  19 votes, 13.6%

 
  16 votes, 11.4%

 
  14 votes, 10.0%

 
  13 votes, 9.3%

 
  8 votes, 5.7%

1987, Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

1950, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 359 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

1963, The Collector by John Fowles, 283 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

1974, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, 144 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

 
  5 votes, 3.6%

1935, BUtterfield 8 by John O'Hara, 256 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.9%

1995, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, 216 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.9%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1974, The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, 267 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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