Thomas Berger


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

Died
July 13, 2014

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Thomas Louis Berger was an American novelist, probably best known for his picaresque novel Little Big Man, which was adapted into a film by Arthur Penn. Berger 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 led many reviewers to refer to him as a satirist or "comic" novelist, though he rejected that classification.

Average rating: 3.96 · 15,205 ratings · 995 reviews · 53 distinct worksSimilar authors
Little Big Man (Little Big ...

4.25 avg rating — 6,832 ratings — published 1964 — 49 editions
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Arthur Rex

3.84 avg rating — 682 ratings — published 1978 — 16 editions
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Neighbors

3.49 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 1980 — 16 editions
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The Return of Little Big Man

3.77 avg rating — 595 ratings — published 1999 — 16 editions
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Sneaky People

3.47 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 1975 — 14 editions
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The Feud

3.74 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 1983 — 13 editions
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Meeting Evil

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3.36 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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The Houseguest

3.52 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 1988
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Adventures of the Artificia...

2.95 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Being Invisible

3.39 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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“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

“Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.”
Thomas Berger

“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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