|Book 36: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
||[15 Dec 2008|07:09pm]
||Bowling for Soup
Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Author: Ken Kesey
Copyright date: 1962
How many pages: 325
How long it took me to read: Uhhh like a month and a half....whooooops!
Category: Really messed up fiction
I learned about this book from: Idk, high school???
This book was purchased at: Borders
Other books by this author: Sometimes a Great Notion, Demon Box
Main characters: McMurphy, the Chief, other patients.
Favorite characters: I really liked McMurphy...and the Chief
When and Where the story takes place: A mental hospital...in the 60's I guess?
Plot in a nutshell: Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.
What I liked best: The humorous moments
What I liked least: All the loss....
Overall Rating: Hard to follow at times, but good!