One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Penguin, 1962 - Fiction - 281 pages
Ken Kesey's counterculture classic
Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.
This edition includes a new foreword by Kesey, a new text introduction by Robert Faggen, and line drawings the author made when writing the book, many never before published.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - electrascaife - LibraryThing
I suffered through most of this one and admittedly skimmed a great deal. Just...NOPE. Way too dark for me. This sort of thing puts me right into a funk. I would have abandoned it altogether if I weren't counting it toward a challenge category. Ugh. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlisonY - LibraryThing
I've never seen the movie adaptation of this book, which I think was a good thing going into it - I could enjoy it for what it was without Jack Nicholson's portrayal of the main character constantly ... Read full review
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest