Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey turned 50 this year!

I read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey for a contemporary literature class in high school and enjoyed reading it at the time. It's been awhile since I've read the novel and seen the movie based on the novel. 

I learned from an online article in Flavorwire that:
"Kesey was inspired to write his novel while working as a nurse’s aid in the psych ward of the Menlo Park Veteran’s Hospital in California in 1960. Most of the characters in his book are based on people who were institutionalized during his time there."
Listen to an NPR audio clip about Ken Kesey and his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. Totally enjoyed the movie with Jack Nicholson as the main character... however I do own the book and have never read it! How bad is that??? So, I think I'll get into it this year. Yep, I'm promising myself a lot this year and following through. Thus far, I'm onto my third book of an author I don't normally read, and loving it. :D

    1. I read this novel for a high school English Class and enjoyed it at the time.