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Robert Cormier

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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 · 86,356 ratings · 7,935 reviews · 52 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Chocolate War (Chocolat...

3.49 avg rating — 43,764 ratings — published 1974 — 101 editions
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I Am the Cheese

3.76 avg rating — 16,023 ratings — published 1977 — 46 editions
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After the First Death

3.70 avg rating — 3,628 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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The Rag and Bone Shop

3.74 avg rating — 3,439 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Heroes

3.41 avg rating — 3,637 ratings — published 1998 — 28 editions
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Tenderness

3.70 avg rating — 2,827 ratings — published 1997 — 31 editions
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Fade

3.78 avg rating — 2,708 ratings — published 1988 — 24 editions
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Beyond the Chocolate War (C...

3.61 avg rating — 2,778 ratings — published 1985 — 29 editions
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We All Fall Down

3.80 avg rating — 2,481 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Tunes for Bears to Dance to

3.54 avg rating — 1,624 ratings — published 1992 — 23 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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