My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“One flew east
One flew west
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.”
When does a novel becomes a classic? When it’s digested by critics and teachers bit-by-bit. Not when it is adapted to a movie. However, I don’t fully agree with the existing theory of a novel being called a classic. And no, I am not discussing my theory of classic, at least today.
Before reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, I had never really thought about insanity, how it is dealt with, and how it relates to ideas such as freedom and morality. In this classic novel, Ken Kesey with a thought-provoking narrative by the half-white, half-Indian Chief “Broom” Bromden, who is a patient at a cruel and oppressive insane asylum. He pretends to be deaf and dumb, but he sees, and tells the reader, everything. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey”