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. First of all, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart a book that is banned from libraries has a place on my bookshelf So all you amateur censurers out there you are my enemy I don t like you I defy you A book that you don t like is a book that I do and I want to rub it in your face. This from Wikipedia One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest is one of America s most highly challenged and banned novels 1974 Five residents of Strongsville, Ohio sued the local Board of Education to remove the novel from classrooms They deemed the book pornographic a 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 watched it, but I had never experienced it first hand. I m gutted. Why have I not just sat down and watched the film that was made from this book I m completely off my rocker Randle Patrick McMurphy That guy who plays crazy to get out of a work detail Goes into the mental hospital and completely owns it He gets the inmates to smoking, drinking, having women and fishing He makes them back into the men that they were. I wanted to reach over and touch the place where he was tattooed, to see if he was still alive He s lay 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 misogynistic and anti feminist I m all for a gender balance, but this book botches up the entire process in a method that purposely lacks tongue in cheek flair Basically, the plot seems to involve men mentally castrated by a domineering woman who could just as easily be labeled Bitch as she could Big Nurse Enter main character who, in my tattered, yellow paged, 70 s copy, directly labels him as the hero of the book on the back cover a man that pretty much shakes the men up to the supposed feminization o
August 2017THANK 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 s R. P McMurphy is the main focus, whereas in the book Chief Bromden the narrator plays a much bigger role, which is almost entirely neglected in the movie Reading the book from Chief s perspective added a whole new layer to the story, what with his backstory and hallucinations Plot wise, the book and movie are almost identical, but the feel is so much different between the two, which I thought was brilliantly done on the movie making end All in ↠´ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ↠´ I just watched an interview with Stephen Fry and he mentioned this book read it a long long time ago read it for highschool already I think Remember being shocked and amazed Scary, funny, dark and wonderful at the same time Un be lievable And I just realized this is one of the best and impressive books I ever read Definitely a top tenner ever. 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 book is very good Seeing that some people miss the point of the story I had to ramble a littlethan this short sentence, sorry A ward of a mental hospital in Oregon was ruled by an iron hand of its head nurse Ratched She even had power over the doctor of the ward The patients were completely under her thumb until a rebellious guy called McMurphy was committed for the treatment He decided to challenge the nurse s rule for completely selfish and not so selfish reasons I mentioned the movie This is one of the rare and very precious occasions wh One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest is a groundbreaking book and it is a manifesto about the rights of man to have an individuality a guy has to learn to get along in a group before he ll be able to function in a normal society how the group can help the guy by showing him where he s out of place how society is what decides who s sane and who isn t, so you got to measure up. Are you different from the others Then we ll correct you, make you fit and suit people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite. Society strives to pull mentality of its members down to the level of total conformity and it tends to destroy those who try to be original. But there are always t Nurse Ratched Rules Her Ward In An Oregon State Mental Hospital With A Strict And Unbending Routine, Unopposed By Her Patients, Who Remain Cowed By Mind Numbing Medication And The Threat Of Electric Shock Therapy But Her Regime Is Disrupted By The Arrival Of McMurphy The Swaggering, Fun Loving Trickster With A Devilish Grin Who Resolves To Oppose Her Rules On Behalf Of His Fellow Inmates His Struggle Is Seen Through The Eyes Of Chief Bromden, A Seemingly Mute Half Indian Patient Who [ Pdf One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ↠´ amish PDF ] by Ken Kesey ¶ Understands McMurphy S Heroic Attempt To Do Battle With The Powers That Keep Them Imprisoned Ken Kesey S Extraordinary First Novel Is An Exuberant, Ribald And Devastatingly Honest Portrayal Of The Boundaries Between Sanity And Madness I first read this book in 2007 after I became a daytime outpatient at Our Lady of Peace, my city s mental health facility I had a nervous breakdown after losing my teaching job I went 5 days a week I ate lunch there I was so medicated they transported me Somehow this book and movie, and especially the character of McMurphy, was how my dad related to me during this trying time Mental health is a trigger issue with me It s not understood today It certainly wasn t understood in the 60s Let s just keep them caged, sedated, and manipulated Make them feel guilty about their problems Take away comfort and leisure No friends, no family, no fun, no fresh air Yeah, that sounds healthyAddendum 2 13 18 just bought this on audible 50th anniversary edition read by John C Reilly Got me thinking of my dad asking his McMurphy how Ms Ratchett was today That was probably the loved this. One of my favourites.
About The Author
American writer, who gained world fame with his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest 1962, filmed 1975 In the 1960s, Kesey became a counterculture hero and a guru of psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary Kesey has been called the Pied Piper, who changed the beat generation into the hippie movement.Ken Kesey was born in La Junta, CO, and brought up in Eugene, OR Kesey spent his early years hun