One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Set in a psychiatric hospital in Oregon, the novel is narrated by a half-Native American patient known as Chief Bromden, who pretends to be deaf and mute. The story follows the arrival of a new patient, a boisterous, rebellious man who challenges the oppressive and dehumanizing system of the hospital, particularly the tyrannical Nurse Ratched. The book explores themes of individuality, rebellion, and the misuse of power, ultimately leading to a tragic conclusion.

The 93rd greatest book of all time


Published
1962
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
320
Words
104,000
Original Language
English

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