One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Read Online Free - "In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Nurse Ratched, back by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. What happens when Nurse Ratched uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story's shocking climax.

Title : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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ISBN : 0451163966
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 325 pages


Samara rated it ★★★★★

November 16, 2008

Last night, at about 2 am, I finished 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by Ken Kesey. I lay awake for a long time afterward, watching the bars of light on the ceiling, holding my eyes open until the pupils dilated enough to shrink the light, then I'd blink and have to start all over. Finally I sat...

Lyn rated it ★★★★★

June 20, 2017

Profane, hilarious, disturbing, heartbreaking, shocking – powerful. Ken Kesey’s genre defining 1962 novel that was made into a Broadway play and then made into an Academy Award winning film starring Jack Nicholson will inspire strong emotions. I can see people loving it or hating it. I loved it. Fir...

Milo rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 30, 2008

I have a love/hate relationship with this book. The writing and imagery are superb and I always love a "down with tyrannical overloads, generic living, and medicalization" moral, but its other lesson leaves me cringing. In the basic knowledge I have of Ken Kesey, the book ultimately seems very mi...

Raeleen rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2017

August 2017 THANK GOODNESS I GAVE THIS ANOTHER TRY. Honestly though, watching the movie is what motivated me to pick this book up, and the fact that we picked it for my book club helped as well. I love both the book and the movie, both for completely different reasons. In the movie, Jack Nicholson...

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2015

My friend Ed was recently updating his books with reviews on here and this book popped up in my feed. It's my husband's favorite movie/book of all time and I realized that I had never picked the book up. I've watched bits and pieces of the movie in the three thousand times that my husband has wat...

Evgeny rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2016

…one flew east, one flew west, One flew over the cuckoo’s nest. This classic book gave birth to a movie which won a truckload of Academy Awards. This means the majority of readers are familiar with one or the other and I thought a very brief review would be enough; something along the lines, "The b...

F rated it ★★★★★

November 05, 2017

loved this. One of my favourites.

K.D. rated it ★★★★☆

March 07, 2012

"Ting. Tingle, tingle, tremble toes, She’s a good fisherman, catches hens, puts ‘em inna pens Wire blier, limber lock, three geese inna flock One flew east, one flew west One flew over the cuckoo’s nest O-U-T- spells out… goose swoops down and plucks you out."The title of the book was taken from a nur...

Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 29, 2016

Really unpopular opinion coming your way. Escape while you can.^^ How much of life is defined by choices and how much is determined by fate? Or is really fate that directs life’s order or is it people’s thirst for power, to remain strong? Does the rabbit live in a hole because the wolf decided s...

Dannii rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

This renowned classic is a slow-paced read and an intense character study, set in the enclosed environment of a psychiatric hospital. Nurse Ratched rules her ward with a tyranny and a close-scrutiny that has the patients bent to her will and fearful of any misstep they might make to upset her. Th...

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