Demon box

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Viking, 1986 - Fiction - 384 pages
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In this collection of short stories, Ken Kesey challenges public and private demons with a wrestler's brave and deceptive embrace, making it clear that the energy of madness must live on.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A bit of a disappointment after the intensity of _One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest_, but I still enjoyed it. Mostly about his travels with the pranksters on the bus voyages. Read full review

DEMON BOX

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An elegiac semi-fiction composed of short takes and longer reprints from Rolling Stone, Esquire and Kesey's own magazine, Spit in the Ocean, now orchestrated into a large work whose parts sing against ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1986)

Ken Kesey, 1935 - 2001 Born in Colorado, graduated from the University of Oregon, and since then a sometimes vagabond resident of the West Coast, Kesey has published only two full-length novels, but they have helped to give him a cult following. "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1962) owes much to Kesey's own experience as a ward attendant in a mental hospital. This exciting first novel is told from the point of view of a half-Indian man who thinks of himself as the Big Chief pictured on the writing tablets of everybody's school days looking out at the other inmates in a Disneylike world. Its portrayal of the doomed but heroic rebel McMurphy stood for a particular kind of American individualism. Sometimes a Great Notion (1964) is a long, complex novel that troubled many of Kesey's earlier readers. Kesey's most recent novel is Demon Box (1987); although it was somewhat well received, it was still compared unfavorably to his earlier works. Ken Kesey died on November 11, 2001.

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