Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics) [Ken Kesey, Charles Bowden] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The magnificent second. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey. Andrew Imbrie Dayton; May 1, This monthly feature invites readers to (re)discover a work that’s so rich and. The temptation with Ken Kesey has always been to dwell on the tie-died, acid- laced trips, both in a bus called “Further” and in his mind and.

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Please try again later. Rediscovered Treasures in Classics. The novel is dense and scattered and the language is rich and beautiful. In Kesey was arrested for possession of marijuana. Write a customer review. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Les Gibbons Bennie E. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook He fervently believes in communal values and hates the ideas of self-determination and freedom.

One of her central decisions, one of the axes on which the entire plot turned, I found completely unfounded, unjustified, and almost insulting. The town is a logging town and the inhabitants are striking for better wages.

You have to be patient in the beginning, it takes a while to set the stage, but once the stage is set During the stay, Lee and Viv grow even closer as he recognizes and acknowledges her unhappiness because she is not appreciated by the others in the house. A huge chunk ksn the narrative takes place within the walls of the Stampers residents, and has an almost voyeuristic sensibility, and conversations between family members can seem to last for tens of pages at a time.


When Leland was born Hank was already twelve years old. I know, I know, an entire novel about logging in the country?

Well, to put it in as few words as possible, Kesey’s writing style. Quotes [ first lines ] Floyd Evenwrite: You are left wondering on certain points.

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It’s written in several intersecting styles. View all 3 comments. As Hank is cutting down a tree, it splits vertically down the middle with half crashing backwards toward the forest and the other half landing in the river.

In the end, though, they will both discover who they are and what they need to do krn honor it. I am amazed that anyone would ever have the arrogance to write this way and even more amazed that someone could pull it off so smoothly.

At a Veterans’ Administration hospital in Menlo Park, California, Kesey was paid as a volunteer experimental subject, taking mind-altering drugs and reporting their effects.

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Really loved every second of this book this time. Beyond the PTA and the beer commercials, beyond the huge effluvium of the times, exist people who live by the ancient passions, and Mr. He went to Stanford and studied under the best — Wallace Stegner and others. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


Kesfy had a grown up within sight of the Coastal Range, and b enormous, swinging testes, then this book would be sold in a 3-pack with “Mrs Dalloway” and “The Waves” today. I love reading books that straddle that line between profundity and enjoyment. I recommend the same title movie with Henry Fonda and Paul Newman, you’ll get an idea of Kesey’s masterpiece and its incredible appeal.

Sometimes a Great Notion

Kesey spent his early years hun American writer, who gained world fame with his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestfilmed This is what a great book should be! Stay in Touch Sign up. Are you re-reading whole pages to see if there is one I got payments to make on a Chevrolet. When you mention the novelist Ken Kesey most people respond with a reference to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestespecially after the Academy Award-winning film version directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson added to its’ fame.