Thursday, 5 May 2011
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by: Ken Kesey
Age: Grade 10-12
I just want to start by saying that not only is this book amazing, but the movie is wonderful as well, making it an ideal novel for a class (use those rainy Friday afternoon days to watch this movie when your done!). The book is different from the movie in many ways. The narrator in the book is actually "Chief", a silent native man who stands around observing everyone while brooming the flooring in the insane asylum. The book follows mainly a man that is sent from court to have a psychiatric evaluation. The man appears to be sane the whole time, but also has episodes which may cause the reader to wonder if he is truly insane. With the demonized nurses and wild adventures that the character get into, this book is a sure win. The story ends on a sad point and is a great link to talk about past societies and how the world has changes and benefited everyone today (something most students dont realize).
I hope you enjoyed the review, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to put them in the comment section. I am always looking for a new great book, so feel free to add that as well!