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This review is from: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is a really great read.
To begin with it is disorientating. You are dropped straight into the totally unfamiliar environment of a mental asylum and have to work a bit to get your bearings - I know he's crazy, but how crazy...? I know she's mean, but how mean...? I know that much of what is described is in the mind of this strange narrator, but just how much...?
Very quickly you get immersed in it and it takes you for a hell of a ride. The tension builds and the story unfolds slowly but surely into an incredibly dramatic climax.
The cast of colourful characters all undergo major life-changing experiences, and it's really exhilarating going through it with them.