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.
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The movie was fantastic, but the book is phenomenal. As it is told from the point of view of the selectively mute Indian Chief, the reader sees the asylum as it appears to the inmates haunting, twisted and cold. Using incredibly visual language, we see Nurse Ratched control the whole ward like a huge spider in the middle of her web, new inmate Randall P McMurphy burst in like a hurricane, and the ensuing battle of wits between them. At times hilarious and uplifting, at others shocking and tragic, this book is unforgettable. Reviewed by 52mm