Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Little Big Man: A Novel Paperback – September 1, 1989
|New from||Used from|
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
“The very best novel ever about the American West.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Spellbinding . . . [Crabb] surely must be one of the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed.”—Time
“Superb . . . Berger’s success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding.”—The New York Times
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
In addition to being a great read and informative piece of historical fiction, this novel became a model for the anti-hero of a number of other historical fiction series and works. The most notable of these is the George MacDonald Frazer, Flashman books.
Berger has done a signal job of turning over the rocks of history, finding twists and turns normally not part of the legends, and weaving them into a character and plot unsurpassed in American historical fiction.
The character of Jack Crabb is cut of classic cloth. His story may very well be pure hogwash, but it is filled with touching humanity that underpins all the comedy. Berger portrays The Cheyenne people, or the "Human Beings" as possessing many of the same foibles and warts as their European counterparts. They are not painted as noble savages as in Blake's new agey work, but rather as complex characters deserving of respect and honor.
Berger's General Custer is a wry study of madness that somehow avoids cynicism. One of this book's many virtues lies in its ability to lend the Western myth a critical eye, while avoiding the nihilistic pessimism that frequently goes hand in hand with such work (something the film version couldn't avoid).
"Little Big Man" is a must read to all who love good yarns spun with a big heart and a bigger mind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just watched the movie for the umpteenth time and thought, "hey, I never read the book!" Sometimes, the book is a disappointment or the movie makes you wish you had stopped... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hambone
I just discovered this novel, having seen the movie many years ago. It's a great read of historical fiction, and I 've been recommending it to everyone!Published 10 days ago by freespirit
A great book of a first hand experience of early Indian life through the eyes of one who lived with them.Published 1 month ago by John Gage
Great insight into prejudices of the old west and people in general told in a delightful and funny way.Published 1 month ago by D. L. Ritchey
I didn't really think the book was better than the movie which I saw first and have always liked. However, this book should be on anyone's list if they want to learn about Native... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ldotso