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#DailyBookQuote 2May13 : Ken Kesey’s One flew over the cuckoo’s nest

#DailyBookQuote : 2nd May 2013

Ken KeseyKen Kesey's One flew over the cuckoo's nest

–          Ken Kesey (Sep 17, 1935 – Nov 10, 2001)

–         Ken Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey’s hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents. Nurse Ratched, backed by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. What happens when Nurse Ratched uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story’s shocking climax.

 

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