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The Best Norman Mailer Books  

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List of the best Norman Mailer books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Norman Mailer is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Mailer is considered one of the originators of creative nonfiction and his work The Executioner's Song won two Pulitzer Prizes. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Norman Mailer who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This is a list that features books like The Executioner's Song and Ancient Evenings. What are Norman Mailer's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Executioner's Song is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Armies of the Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The Naked and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Harlot's Ghost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Miami and the Siege of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Ancient Evenings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The presidential papers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The Fight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The spooky art is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The Time of Our Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The Gospel According to the So... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The Deer Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Tough Guys Don't Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Portrait of Picasso as a young... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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An American Dream is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Why Are We in Vietnam? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The Castle in the Forest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Marilyn, a biography is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Barbary Shore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Why are we at war? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The prisoner of sex is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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Of women and their elegance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books
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The short fiction of Norman Ma... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Norman Mailer Books