When the Asylum Runs You. Reviewing Ken Kesey’s ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
Fantastic novel. A true great in my opinion. One of the rare occasions where the film adaptation is surprisingly just as good.
Neither the book, nor the film ever captured my attention or my interest. Neither were watched or read. But, that's proving to be more a fault of my own discernment than one of content. Clearly, this is something that should have been examined more closely. Especially given that I've been giving some thought to "normalcy" and "conformity". Thanks for this!
Nowadays I breeze through books. I read Cuckoo’s Nest in high school, when I would slowly pace myself through a book, stopping often to ponder what I had read.
Thanks for this review and reminding me of a time when I’d savor books and they meant something special to me.
Never read it, for shame. I really really should. Interestingly I’m in the middle of Catch 22 again now (I think it’s my third re-read) and will have to check out your April review. Also is it card ‘shark’ or card ‘sharp’?! Didn’t ‘Friends’ have something to say about this?! (Edit - it did indeed https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/51856d5f-fcb9-45ef-bf5d-0507dea29af7)
I loved this book and movie. Especially the fact that part of the movie took place in my hometown.
Thanks for this thorough analysis Joel! I have always had the book on my shelf, but will now add it to my reading list. "Do we let the Combine win? In such a situation, resistance—even if insufficient to prevail—might be the only way to stay sane in the meantime." Such true words - sanity through resistance. Much to reflect on here...