One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey with Robert Faggen

281 pages first pub 1962 (editions)

fiction classics literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. But her regime is disr...

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Moods

dark 79%
emotional 53%
sad 52%
reflective 42%
challenging 37%
tense 36%
funny 32%
hopeful 11%
adventurous 9%
inspiring 9%
mysterious 6%
informative 3%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 34%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.99

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