One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 23, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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.

Contains illustrations and a preface by the author, as well as an introduction by Robert Faggen.

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Not much I can say about this, except that I left the movie unable to speak. The direction and acting speak for themselves, and the ending is incredibly powerful. The music haunted me for years. If ... Read full review

One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest

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This book works your imagination on how the patients see the way theirlife is like in the Asylum. Small children should not try to read this. Youneed to get past the first two chapters to understand the way life is there.I would recommend reading it. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Ken Kesey (1935-2001) was raised in Oregon, graduated from the University of Oregon, and later studied at Stanford University. He was the author of four novels, two children's books, and several works of nonfiction.

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