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: 3.59 · 74,383 ratings · 6,858 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Chocolate War (Chocolat...

3.48 avg rating — 37,233 ratings — published 1974 — 29 editions
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I Am the Cheese

3.75 avg rating — 14,035 ratings — published 1977 — 40 editions
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The Rag and Bone Shop

3.74 avg rating — 3,070 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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After the First Death

3.72 avg rating — 3,086 ratings — published 1979 — 30 editions
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Tenderness

3.70 avg rating — 2,556 ratings — published 1997 — 22 editions
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Fade

3.78 avg rating — 2,471 ratings — published 1988 — 21 editions
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Beyond the Chocolate War (C...

3.59 avg rating — 2,514 ratings — published 1985 — 25 editions
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We All Fall Down

3.81 avg rating — 2,253 ratings — published 1991 — 23 editions
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Heroes

3.41 avg rating — 2,610 ratings — published 1998 — 24 editions
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Tunes for Bears to Dance to

3.54 avg rating — 1,443 ratings — published 1992 — 18 editions
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“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

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