• One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
ISBN: 0141181222
EAN13: 9780141181226
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 31, 2002
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 7.7" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Ken Kesey's bracing, inslightful novel about the meaning of madness and the value of self-reliance, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the story 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 powers that keep them all imprisoned.

Hailed upon its publication as a glittering parable of good and evil (The New York Times Book Review) and a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them (Time), Kesey's powerful book went on to sell millions of copies and remains as bracing and insightful today as when it was first released. This new deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of the novel on February 1, 1962, and will be a must have for any literature lover.

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5
   An American Classic
What's left to say after all these years? The movie follows the book closely. When you read the book, there will be a lot of visual effects to compliment the text and give a face to the characters.
 
4
   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The novel depicts the treatment of mental illnesses. It seems almost impossible that a cold, calculated and cruel approach would be considered therapeutic. It was just another step towards a more humane approach to mental illness treatment, even though it is still not perfect.
 
4
   A great edition for a modern Classic
This book has a wonderful cover. The book summary is on the inside flap. The set up of the different parts is great, as is the fonts. This book is great if you want a book full of symbols and meaning but set in something mundane and frightening as a crazy house. The pages were the only problem I had with the book. The edges aren't uniform. I had a hard time turning the rough edges of the pages. If you don't have any difficulties with manual dexterity, it should be fine.
 
3
   An Interesting Tale, Not An Engrossing One.
The first half of the book is very slow. It has some funny and sincere moments. The first half of the book would get five stars if it was written well. A good natured man tries to inject the spirit of life into a ward of patients of mental illness in this tale. He tried to weaken the clinical hold over them by exposing the hollowness and darkness they live in. The story is touching. It shows the contemptible views we had and the extent to which we still have mental illness.
 
5
   Wow!
It's better than the movie. You get a more powerful vision of what could happen in an asylum if you imagine the actors. The terrifying thing is that it did happen. Since this was written, we haven't been very happy with mental health stigma.
 
5
   Wow!
It was much better than the movie. You get a more powerful vision of what could happen in an asylum if you imagine the actors. Things like this did happen. Since this was written, we haven't been happy with the mental health stigma.
 
5
   Great Novel
If you only know about the 1975 film, then you' re missing out on the nuances of the novel's narrator. The Chief's point of view is that it shows a stark and unsympathetic view of life inside a mental institution that is run by a cold- hearted woman whose only goal in life is to bring order to a world she views as chaotic and out of control. The novel's revelation that nothing can crush the human spirit is oddly uplifting and savage. This is a great novel.
 
5
   Great Novel
If you're only aware of the 1975 film, you're missing out on the nuances of the novel's narrator. The Chief's point of view is that it shows a stark and unsympathetic view of life inside a mental institution that is run by a cold-hearted woman who only wants to bring order to a chaotic world. The novel's revelation that nothing can crush the human spirit is oddly uplifting and savage. This is a great book.
 
5
   Awesome book! Cannot wait to see the movie now.
The book is very good. A great book club. Five stars. Two thumbs up. Muy, bueno. .
 
5
   Very good book
It's difficult to put this book down, I'm over halfway done with it. It's very similar to the movie. I love it.
 
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