Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Following the astonishing success of his first novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey wrote what Charles Bowden calls "one of the few essential books written by an American in the last half century." This wild-spirited tale tells of a bitter strike that rages through a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers. Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals Ken Kesey has crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek tragedy.

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The 508th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 58th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 98th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Sometimes a Great Notion Paperback 30527 $11.69 $2.01 1977
Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)(Paperback) Paperback 1109988 $24.00 $11.00 2005
Sometimes A Great Notion Mass Market Paperback 145489 $18.76 $5.13
Sometimes a Great Notion Audio CD 4524182 $118.99
Sometimes a Great Notion Mass Market Paperback 1943728 $2.68 1971
Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics) Paperback 487618 $9.22 $4.24 2006
Sometimes a Great Notion Hardcover 1041174 $145.06 $36.82 1964
Sometimes a Great Notion Kindle Edition 58785 2006