One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

by Ken Kesey

“In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey’s hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takesover.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 325 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.18 out of 5
  • Published February 1st 1963 by Berkley
  • Original Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • ISBN: 0451163966 (ISBN13: 9780451163967)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Chief Bromden
  • Randle Patrick McMurphy
  • Nurse Ratched
  • William "Billy" Bibbit
  • Charles Cheswick...more
  • Dale Harding
  • Doctor Spivey
  • Bruce Fredrickson
  • James "Jim" Sefelt
  • Scanlon
  • Martini...less

“In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey’s hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Nurse Ratched, back by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. What happens when Nurse Ratched uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story’s shocking climax.