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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
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I think that this is a very well written book and I found it interesting with a good variety of characters. Although I did think that it was good, it wasn't a book that had me wanting to read more -- though I'm not quite sure why. There was no real turning points or highly enthralling situations, in my opinion. I did enjoy reading about the ward and I was very fond of the ending. I think that this book also allows us to reflect on certain issues - e.g. Whether mental illness has power. Wonderfully written, but not entirely gripping.

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Quotes Stephanie Liked

Ken Kesey
“All I know is this: nobody's very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down.”
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey
“Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is, the more powerful he could become. Hitler an example. Fair makes the old brain reel, doesn't it?”
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Reading Progress

March 11, 2010 – Shelved
May 17, 2010 – Started Reading
May 17, 2010 –
page 24
May 18, 2010 –
page 44
May 20, 2010 –
page 67
May 24, 2010 –
page 93
May 25, 2010 –
page 112
May 26, 2010 –
page 151
May 30, 2010 –
page 168
May 31, 2010 – Finished Reading
September 20, 2010 – Shelved as: read-in-2010
May 24, 2011 – Shelved as: mental-health
May 24, 2011 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
May 24, 2011 – Shelved as: movies-or-tv
July 5, 2011 – Shelved as: classics
July 9, 2011 – Shelved as: adult-fiction
September 10, 2011 – Shelved as: 1001-books
November 26, 2011 – Shelved as: suicide
April 27, 2012 – Shelved as: books-i-own

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