One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
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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• 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.