Reviews for One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest


Library Journal Reviews 2008 January #1
Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest is an iconic 1960s novel exploring themes of individual freedom and institutional power. Narrated by the Chief, a patient in a mental hospital, Kesey's disturbing and brutal look at the insidious nature of control tells the story of Randle McMurphy, a sane man transferred to the mental hospital from a prison work farm. McMurphy antagonizes the controlling Nurse Ratched, threatening her position and sense of order. The 1975 film, starring Jack Nicholson, won all five major Oscars. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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