One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

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Narrated by the gigantic but docile half-Indian "Chief" Bromden, who has pretended to be a deaf-mute for several years, the story focuses on the antics of the rebellious Randle Patrick McMurphy, a happy-go-lucky transferee from a prison work farm to a mental hospital. Having been found guilty on a battery charge, McMurphy fakes insanity to serve out his sentence in the hospital.

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The 141st greatest fiction book of all time


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  1. - 6th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  2. - 28th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  3. - 48th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  4. - 95th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  5. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  6. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  7. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  8. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  9. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  10. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  11. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  12. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  13. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  14. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)

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