One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Author:Ken Kesey You have never met anyone like Randle Patrick McMurphy . . . the hero of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. — He's a boisterous, brawling, fun loving rebel who swaggers into the ward of a mental hospital and takes over . . . — He's a lusty, profane, life-loving fighter who rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictator... more »ship of Big Nurse. he promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women. At every turn, he openly defies her rule.
The contest starts as sport taking bets on the outcome, but soon it develops into a grim struggle for the minds and hearts of the men, into an all-out war between two relentless opponents. Big Nurse, backed by the full power of authority . . . McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will.
Ken Kesey is the subject and star of the best seller, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.« less