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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

I would be remiss if I didn’t begin this review by apologizing to my friend Alice, who may or may not be reading this.  Years ago, she lent me a copy of the book on which this film is based (conveniently also titled… 643 more words

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Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey


A classic novel of the 1960s, this powerful story about life in a mental hospital is told by a half-Indian patient called Chief Bromden. The Chief will not talk, and he has deceived the staff into thinking him deaf and dumb; but through his self-imposed protective fog he is an acute observer. 229 more words


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Book Review/Analysis

What can be said about Kesey’s epitomic novel? This is a brilliant, intelligent, wonderfully prosaic book dealing with Otherness and the attitude of society towards it. 580 more words

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:A Review

Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Author: Ken Kesey
Genre: Fiction
Quotation: “Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. 562 more words


Oregon epilogue: Sometimes A Great Notion

Heading back to the East Coast, I leave behind the novel I finished on the way West – a bit of a “throw away” book: “L’homme intérieur”, a book offered by a French publisher with the purchase of two other novels. 134 more words

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3 Quotes - Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey,
American novelist, short story writer, essayist, poet
(born: Kenneth Elton Kesey)

born:  September 17, 1935 in La Junta, Colorado, USA

died:  November 10, 2001 in Eugene, Oregon, USA… 82 more words


Read a Goddamn Book: Classics

It’s not uncommon to equate “classics” with “really old, really boring books.”

I mean, I work at a bookstore and right now it’s summer reading season. 1,263 more words