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Ken Kesey Message Board 1/1/2006 8:01:44 AM
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Author Kesey's Book Reviews

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
This story is told from the perspective of a massive Red Indian in a mental institution in the USA. He pretends to be deaf and dumb to avoid interaction with the staff, but speaks again to the new arrival, McMurphy. McMurphy starts a battle of wills with the head nurse of the ward. She is obsessed with controlling the ward and its inmates, and this grates with McMurphy's free spirit. The book was written in the 60's and deals with society forcing people ...
Sometimes a Great Notion
Henry Stamper, the patriarch of the Oregon Stampers, nailed a plaque to the wall over his oldest child's bed. It read, “Never Give A Inch.” Hank Stamper, following in his father's footsteps, aspired to be the hardest, toughest man in the Wakonda district. Hank's mother dies when he's 10 years old, and his father remarries. His new young wife, Myra, is educated, urban and totally unsuited to life in the northern Oregon logging town. Henry ignores Myra's...