one flew over the cuckoo’s nest

March 2, 2020

“If you don’t watch it 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.” Ken Kesey One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

An international bestseller and the basis for the hugely successful film, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of the defining works of the 1960s.

In this classic novel, 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, backed 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.

My review: Once again this is a book on the AP reading list I had to read for AR.  Now last time with Emma I wanted to take a needle to my eye, this book I enjoyed. This book a little F.Y.I. is very 1960’s by their words and how they portray different races. This book was straight out of a mental hospital (like how the main setting is) and a great quick read. The story’s narrator is “Chief” Bromden he is a tall half-Native American , who presents himself as deaf and mute.  McMurphy that “Cool Kid” faked insanity to serve his sentence in the hospital instead of a prison work farm. So if your plaining on doing stuff that will had you do hard labor in the sixties say you’re insane. To conclude it was a pretty good book and really good for AR.

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Bryn Krason, staff writer

HELLO, human beings. I am Bryn Krason a "suffer"more at this school. I like to sleep and read. I also learn random things that most people don't care to...

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