The Best Norman Mailer Books

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Vote for the Norman Mailer novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

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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  • Harlot's Ghost
    Norman Mailer
    13 votes
    • First Published: 1991
    • Subjects: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    • Genres (Book): Fiction
  • The Executioner's Song
    15 votes
    • First Published: 1979
    • Genres (Book): Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Armies of the Night
    Norman Mailer
    15 votes
    • First Published: 1968
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The presidential papers
    6 votes
  • Miami and the Siege of Chicago
    6 votes
    • First Published: 1968
    • Subjects: 1968 Republican National Convention, Legislation, Politics of the United States, United States of America, 20th century
    • Genres (Book): Non-fiction
  • The Naked and the Dead
    11 votes
    • First Published: 1948
    • Subjects: Literary, Philippines Campaign, Military, World War II, 112th Cavalry Regiment (United States)
    • Genres (Book): Fiction