Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest captured the radical anti-establishment mood of 1960s America. Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her psychiatric ward with an iron fist and a penchant for electric shock therapy, so when the boisterous McMurphy arrives - intent on disruption and showing the other patients a good time - a titanic battle of wills emerges. Kesey explores the shadowy boundaries between conformity and individuality, sanity and madness, with devastating effect.
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Comments about One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest : Popular Penguins:
A brilliant book. YOne flew over the Cukoos nest is a classic, for good reason. Many times during this book I became overwhelmed with emotions, admittedly tearing up a time or two. Although it may be hard for some people to understand the necessity of the use of certain words throughout this book, often in graphic ways, it is just that; necessary and never without good purpose. It was intended to be brutally honest to show society outside of a ward, the perspective of a person trapped inside such a place, during such a horrific time for the mentally ill. Although not for the faint hearted, it may be best shown to them.
Series: Popular Penguins
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st September 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.4 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1