One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey

Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckos Nest
@maezee (33030)
United States
June 10, 2017 1:46pm CST
Has anyone read this or seen the movie? I hadnt done either until I finished the book this morning- it had been gathering dust on my book shelf for quite some time. I actually read through it in only a couple of days when I got into it. What did you think of the book or the movie? And is the movie worth seeing if you read the book? In short and probably the lamest synopsis ever, it follows a guy around who has been in a psych ward for many years. He pretends to be "deaf and dumb" but actually is very observant and intelligent. He also describes the "fog" that comes over him at times and causes him to hallucinate. Its interesting to read, as well as to read of the other characters in it that all struggle from different things. One character comes in who totally stirs up the ward. The ending surpriaed me quite a bit. Overall this was much more interesting and not what I thought it would be. Have you read this book? Or have you reas anything worthwhile lately?
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• United States
10 Jun 17
The movie is fantastic..I mean really worthwhile to watch. I had never read the book. It is very realistic about mental health facilities. Jack Nicholson is the main character, but also Nurse Ratchett and the big Native American are fantastic to see.
Directed by Milos Forman. With Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco. A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared pat
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@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
Oh ok thanks! Ill have to check it out. I liked the book.
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@PatZAnthony (12892)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
10 Jun 17
Saw the movie and have recommended it (and the book) to others, although none of us here read the book. We felt the movie really gave a good picture of things that happen. Anyone who has had experience working in a hospital such as the one in the movie would know so much of it is too close to reality.
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@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
I bet! I liked the book a lot and definitely would suggest it.
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@dramagirl26 (3339)
• Ringgold, Virginia
10 Jun 17
I've seen the movie, Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher were amazing in it. I haven't read the book, but if it's anything like the movie it'll be good.
@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
I think I can picture who Nicholson is in the story and I bet he does a great job at it!
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• Ringgold, Virginia
12 Jun 17
@maezee He did a great job in the movie and I believe he won an Oscar for his role.
@JohnRoberts (61433)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Jun 17
I saw the movie ages ago but never read the book.
@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
Was it any good? What role does Jack Nicholson play?
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@JohnRoberts (61433)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jun 17
@maezee I saw it so long. It's a 1975 film. Jack plays McMurphy.
@mandala100 (48602)
• Hong Kong
10 Jun 17
I haven't read that book yet. I'm still trying to finish reading "The Hypnotist" by Lars Kepler. I'll check out that book you read later on maybe.
@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
I havent heard of that one. Is it any good?
@Jackalyn (6684)
• Oxford, England
10 Jun 17
I saw this years ago and could really identify as I think I was working in a psych hospital that is now all over youtube (High Royds).
@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
Oh wow, I bet.
@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jun 17
I never read the book. But many years ago I saw the movie and it was good.
@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
Nice. The book is good also. Ill have to watch it to see how it sizes up!
@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun 17
The movie is great. Jack Nicholson is fantastic in it.
@maezee (33030)
• United States
11 Jun 17
Hes a great actor - I can totally see him in the role. Thanks, Ill check it out!
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@WriterAI (5229)
• Bulgaria
20 Jan
I have read this book. Also I have seen the movie. This is a sign of one ill society.
25 Jun 17
i saw this movie years ago and it was probably the saddest movie i ever saw, havent been able to rewatch it since
@silvermist (20085)
• India
25 Jun 17
I had watched the movie in 1978 I think.Very good movie.Worth watching.