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 B... more »ig 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, ho has only his own indomitable will.
Ken Kesey is the subject and star of the recent bestseller, THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST by Tom Wolfe. He has received both the Woodrow Wilson scholarship to Stanford, and a Saxton Fellowship and won the Fred Lowe Scholarship awarded to the outstanding wrestler in the Northeast. Until recently, Mr. Kesey was king of the Merry Pranksters, a group which traveled the West Coast staging happenings; it is as a leader of this group that Mr. Kesey appears in THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST.« less