Sunday, July 06, 2008

Book Review -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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

rating: 5 of 5 stars

In my edition, there was a lengthy essay about Ken Kesey's life, including his time working as a guinea pig for drug experiments and then as a night-shift worker at a mental institute. Reading that gave me good perspective when I started reading the book.

At first I was a little confused, but that quickly ended. The story is at times dark, at times hilarious, and always thought-provoking. I knew where it was headed, and found myself thinking, "NO don't DO that!" because I was so invested in McMurphy. And Nurse Ratched I just wanted to shake. Hard.

If you haven't read this classic, I highly recommend it.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm also in a mood for classic re-reads. I start every summer with a bit of my favorite, "To Kill A Mockingbird". This week I am tackling "On the Road".


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