What is Mailer's best book: The Naked and the Dead or The Executioner's Song?


And how about Gore Vidal's: Creation or Lincoln? or something else?

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  • Verity
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    6 months ago
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    Very tough to decide. Mailer's career was largely based on "The Naked and the Dead", though, in my opinion at least, "Executioner" is better written.

    As for Vidal, I loved all of his 19th-century American novels (Burr, 1876, Lincoln), but admit to loving


  • Executioner's Song by a mile. Truly one of the greatest books written. The Naked and the Dead wasn't half bad either ;) But I don't think it is nearly the caliber of ES.

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