I can’t describe this novel any better than the write-up that exists on the back cover of my copy:He’s a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the ward of a mental hospital and takes over…
He’s a lusty, profane, fun-loving fighter who rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Big Nurse. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women. At every turn, he openly defies her rule.
The contest starts as sport (with McMurphy taking bets on the outcome) but soon it develops into a grim struggle for the minds and hearts of the men, into an all-out-war between two relentless opponents. Big Nurse, backed by the full power of authority…McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will.
If you want to meet some Heroes, fictional heroes, true, but Heroes nonetheless, then read this book. Some of you may disagree with me and say that this book has nothing to do with heroes, and you might be right, but I know a secret…Heroism has nothing to do with what is happening outside you; it has everything to do with what is happening inside you. In that dark chaos, Heroes are born.
Quote from novel: “AIR RAID
Hit at a lope, running already down the slope. Can’t get back, can’t go ahead, look down the barrel an’ you dead dead dead.”