Thomas Berger





Thomas Berger

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born
in Cincinnati, Ohio, The United States
July 20, 1924

died
July 13, 2014

gender
male

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Thomas Louis Berger is an American novelist. Probably best known for his picaresque novel Little Big Man and the subsequent film by Arthur Penn, Berger has explored and manipulated many genres of fiction throughout his career, including the crime novel, the hard-boiled detective story, science fiction, the utopian novel, plus re-workings of classical mythology, Arthurian legend, and the survival adventure.

Berger's use of humor, and his often biting wit have led many reviewers to refer to him as a satirist or "comic" novelist, descriptions he prefers to reject.

His admirers often bemoan that his talent and achievement are so under-appreciated, in view of his versatility across many forms of fiction, his precise use of language, and his probi
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Average rating: 3.90 · 9,243 ratings · 571 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Little Big Man
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 3,827 ratings — published 1964 — 31 editions
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Arthur Rex
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 441 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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Neighbors
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 349 ratings — published 1980 — 12 editions
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The Return of Little Big Man
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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Sneaky People
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1975 — 13 editions
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The Feud
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1983 — 9 editions
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The Houseguest
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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2.95 of 5 stars 2.95 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Being Invisible
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1987 — 9 editions
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“Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.”
Thomas Berger

“If you want to really relax sometime, just fall to rock bottom and you'll be a happy man. Most all troubles come from having standards.”
Thomas Berger, Little Big Man

“You got to knock a man down and put your knife at his throat before he'll hear you, like I did to that trooper. The truth seems hateful to most everybody.”
Thomas Berger, Little Big Man

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