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 - gakgakg - LibraryThing
Made me cry. Made me sad. Made me want to take more control of my life and enjoy my freedom. If you consider it apart from the film it's an amazing work. The book McMurphy was waaay better than Jack ... Read full review
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I read this book after seeing the movie adaptation of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and my initial response was the difference between book and movie; the book is from the viewpoint of a Native ... Read full review
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest