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I read this book in college and couldn't really understand it. I don't know why because it's a pretty straightforward book. It's about a somewhat out of control WW2 hero. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jack green
I started off really enjoying An American Dream (1965), Norman Mailer's chronicle of a roughly 24 hour period in the life of Stephen Rojack, a man teetering closer and closer to... Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. Buzalka
This is one of the great American novels, but the production values of this Random House reissue are dreadful: the cheapest paper and cover stock they could get away with. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bill Stratford
Prior to reading this book, I was a big Norman Mailer fan. BUT! I did not like this book at all; it is as though Mailer put all of his personal thoughts, fantasies, and feelings... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sam
I'll start by saying two things. One, this is one of my all-time favorite novels, so I'm biased. Two, this novel has been reviewed ad nauseam so I won't re-hash what others have... Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Kris Villager
I think the reviewers who gave this book one star bring up some really ridiculous points. Especially the woman who says that he "raped" the maid, which is clearly not the case. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Mark Sanchez
Mailer's protagonist, Stephen Rojack, is a war hero who gets eased into politics, quits, becomes a talk show host and college professor and man about Manhattan with an heiress... Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by louienapoli
In some ways, Mailer's An American Dream must have shocked far more when it came out than it does now. Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by reader 451