One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is terrifying and heartbreaking, funny and deeply emotional. Though it’s a famous film, many people haven’t read the original novel. Featuring a cast of characters who are almost caricatures thanks to Ken Kesey’s narrator, Chief Bromden, the frightening and despicable Nurse Ratched, and the laughable Randle McMurphy, this classic novel is entirely different from other storied classics. It’s a story that gives insight into the terrible conditions and treatment of those in mental institutions, and readers have long loved the story’s mix of humor, humanity, and hope.