One-Minute Book Reviews, vol. 10


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
By Ken Kesey (1962)

If the book were as good as the movie, I would have been happy.  However, as is usually the case, the book includes dimensions that go beyond the film that earned five Oscars.  2,197 more words

Book Review

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or, Go Sit in a Corner and Poke Your Eyes Out by Ken Kesey

I recently read this book because of all the hype surrounding it. The good ratings, the outstanding reviews, the movie adaptation that won all the five Oscar-biggies and so on and so forth. 787 more words

Book Review

My Movie Picks For MovieRob & Silver Screen Serenade's Cara


I recently won a quiz put together by MovieRob for Cara’s blogiversary bash over at Silver Screen Serenade (you can see the post & quiz… 485 more words

Movies

Banned or "Challenged" Books That Will Change Your Life - Part 1

I’ve never understood the so-called reasons for banning or burning books. Maybe it’s because books are holy to me. They provide me with a sacred space – a way to participate in a true exploration of the mind. 931 more words

Books

Clear As Mud

“His clear traits in the novel reveals the exclusion of conformity in contemporary society as his notions within the institution lead to the devastating death when he tries to gain power and leads to his unfortunate death.”

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Mental As Anything

“Kesey then joined a government program where he voluntarily went to a mental hospital to experience what is like to being mental, he even tried shock therapy and drug therapy.”

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