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PDF ß BOOK One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest FREE ã KEN KESEY ✓ Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine unopposed by her patients who remain cowed by mind numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy But her regime is disruptUpted by the arrival of McMurphy – the swaggering fun loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden a seemingly mute half Indian p I just watched an interview with Stephen Fry and he mentioned this book Read it a long long time ago Read it for highschool already I think Remember being shocked and amazed Scary funny dark and wonderful at the same time Un be lievable And I just realized this is one of the best and impressive books I ever read Definitely a top tenner ever

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Atient who understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned Ken Kesey's extraordinary first novel is an exuberant ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness one flew east one flew westOne flew over the cuckoo’s nestThis classic book gave birth to a movie which won a truckload of Academy Awards This means the majority of readers are familiar with one or the other and I thought a very brief review would be enough; something along the lines The book is very good Seeing that some people miss the point of the story I had to ramble a little than this short sentence sorry A ward of a mental hospital in Oregon was ruled by an iron hand of its head nurse Ratched She even had power over the doctor of the ward The patients were completely under her thumb until a rebellious guy called McMurphy was committed for the treatment He decided to challenge the nurse's rule for completely selfish and not so selfish reasons I mentioned the movie This is one of the rare and very precious occasions when the movie was as good as the book In case you have not seen it but like the book drop everything and do it now Those Oscars I mentioned in the beginning they are well deserved I also believe Jack Nicholson was born to play McMurphy No actor in the world dead or alive could do a better job I really did not want to use the movie stills in my review as countless other people did it in theirs but I also thought it is impossible to talk about the book without mentioning the movie By the way I saw it before reading the book Later when I read it I realized I cannot put it down even though I knew what would happen next at any moment This should tell something about how good the book is Another points for the book I really hate stories told in present tense This time it took me about one uarter of the tale to realize this one was in present tense as well; I simply had not noticed that before being busy literally living in Nurse Ratched's ward When my mother got her hands on this one she was sure she would not like it being a doctor and as such familiar with goings on in psychiatry hospitals Several pages later I realized I had to wait for her to finish it to resume my own reading her having an advantage of seniority and all Unlike the movie the book is told from Chief Bromden POV this by the way made a nice surprise in the middle of the movie He is without a doubt mentally disturbed in the beginning and as such it is possible to see him as an unreliable narrator; this would open a can of worms and a whole new level of speculation what if not everything he told really happened? Aside from his obvious delusions that is I will not go there We now come to the main reason I decided to write a longish review the Nurse Ratched I heard two types of argument 1 She is a strong woman doing what she thinks is best and as such cannot be a villain thus McMurphy is the one2 If the Nurse is a villain how comes there is no other strong woman on a good side? My answer for the first argument would be yes she is undoubtedly a strong woman Being a strong woman does not make one a good person by default The fact that she believes that everything she does is for the greater good makes her even scarier and she is scary no doubt about itFor the second argument I can only say that there is no place for a good strong woman in the story We are talking about a male ward so she cannot be one of the patients She also cannot be one of the nurses as the head nurse surely would not let a strong woman into her domain she really does not want a competition So to have another strong woman only as a tribute to political correctness would be pointlessI will stop here TLDR too long; did not read version of the review book great read it; movie great see it

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestTyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine unopposed by her patients who remain cowed by mind numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy But her regime is disr Last night at about 2 am I finished 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by Ken Kesey I lay awake for a long time afterward watching the bars of light on the ceiling holding my eyes open until the pupils dilated enough to shrink the light then I'd blink and have to start all overFinally I sat up and turned on the lights The book had done something to me Like it'd punched me in the face and said Do something you idiotSo I gathered up a bunch of sentimental shit from around my apartment stuffed it into a backpack hiked across town and threw it off the Morrison BridgeThe backpack made a loud 'thunk' when it hit the water Like a body falling from a building I watched it float downstream a tiny dot weaving through the rippling reflections of the city lights until it finally sank below the surfaceI tell you this story because in a way throwing that bag of stuff off the bridge is the best analysis I can make of Kesey's bookSo much has been said before what else can I say?Chuck Palahniuk summed it up nicely in the forward for the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition He explains that 'Cuckoo's Nest' tells the same story as the most popular novels of the last century it focuses on the modern paradox of trying to be human in the well oiled machine of a capitalist democracy where you must be either a savior or a slave Palahniuk points out that 'Cuckoo's Nest' shows us a third option You can create and live in a new systemnot rebelling against or carving into your culture but creating a vision of your own and working to make that option realIs there anything else left to say?Reading this book is like being inside Fight Club You take punch after punch but keep crawling back for because it's making you feel things you didn't know you could feel and as long as you stay conscious and don't give up or let your eyes glaze over this book will creep into the very edges of your consciousness and give you new words for the uestions you always wanted to ask show you how to draw a map of your own and give you a glimmer of hope that maybe just maybe it is possible to rise above the machine of society and become human again