Take Me Where the Good Times Are

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Take Me Where the Good Times Are
Author Robert Cormier
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Macmillan
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)

Take Me Where the Good Times Are is a novel by Robert Cormier. First published in 1965, it is Cormier's third novel.


This story features Tommy Bartin, a 70-year-old resident at the Dorchester County, Maryland poorhouse. When another resident leaves Tommy some cash, he sees his opportunity to go back to the area he grew up in. However, Tommy finds that his old town has changed substantially over time, and he hopes to find a way to be useful again, and to regain his self-respect.[1]


Themes in this story include the quality of denial and facing reality even if it is undesirable.[1]


  1. ^ a b Reeves, Joseph T. (April 24, 2000). "Take Me Where the Good Times Are (Mass Market Paperback)". Amazon. Retrieved 2009-06-27.