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by Ken Kesey
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runner rated it 4 years ago
Can it really be 50 years since the publication of this book, I remember my first reading in the mid 70's and it has been a great pleasure, and a walk down memory lane, to once again make the acquaintance of the residents of an Oregon Psychiatric Hospital and in particular one Randle P McMurphy. Mos...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 5 years ago
I have held off on a number of movies so I can read the book first, and not out of some puritanical belief in the superiority of the book. Okay, not JUST because of a belief in the superiority in the book. Reading asks more of its audience than movies do, a story comes alive in the minds of readers....
mage4mage rated it 5 years ago
I actually read this years ago in early high school but a friend reminded me of how awful, misogynistic, racist and ableist it is. Note to teachers: if your student opens about mental illness and forced institutionalization in an essay in your class, do not recommend them this book in some show of s...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
This is one of those exceptional books. It was the first book that I read when I returned to adult re-entry college and for a book that they force you to read when you are at high school, it is actually pretty good. I can't say that it is the only high school book that I liked, but it is at the top ...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 6 years ago
One of my top twenty novels of all time. Chief Bromden's narration is flawless and heart-breaking. The final twenty pages remain as my favorite ending of all time. In summation: If you've never read this, you should. That is all.Final Judgment: Smothers you.
Starlight Roof
Starlight Roof rated it 6 years ago
This was definitely a very complicated and heavy read. From the complexities of morality of the mental patient care to exploitation of one's authority/power, this book strolled right past all my expectations even though I have seen the movie before reading it. The movie, I realize now--although is n...
oceanloveR rated it 7 years ago
Huhu, heute gibt es von mir eine Rezension zu einem englischen Buch, dass ich im Zuge des Englischunterrichts lesen musste. In einer psychiatrischen Klinik regieren Schwester Ratched und ihre Pfleger eine Station. Die Patienten unterteilen sich in die Chronischen, die Akuten und die Vegetierer....
Hol rated it 7 years ago
It was fun to get reacquainted with all these guys again, but to be honest it didn’t really stand up to the film, which is rare in my experience. Usually the books better than the film, right? The primary reason I read this is because of the film, which I loved. When I realised that the book was n...
Rabbit Reads
Rabbit Reads rated it 7 years ago
File this under Everyone loved it but me and Unpopular opinion. I really didn't like this book. I've wanted to read this for years, I heard how ground-breaking/awesome this book was. I didn't find it that good at all. The writing was juvenile (he was no George Orwell), and the characters were rac...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 7 years ago
I have about ten pages of notes, quotes, thoughts. I don't quite know what to say about this without going through it chapter by chapter. The nightmare fuel, the occasionally hilarious parts, the... anger and frustration. And the strangely uplifting feeling mixed with a deep want to weep I was left ...
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