One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Author:Ken Kesey You've 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 dictatorship of ... more »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 (with McMurphy 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 as only his own indomitable will.« less
I've been on a gradual mission to reread books I remember from high school. Some don't really hold up at all, but others, like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, shine even brighter. A great book that speaks to many parts of my day-to-day life.