Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict, unbending routine. Her patients, cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy, dare not oppose her. But everything changes with the arrival of McMurphy-the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin. McMurphy battles Nurse Ratched and the ward regime, challenging everyone's beliefs about madness...who, of them all, is really insane?
'A glittering parable of good and evil' THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
'A roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the Rulers who enforce them' TIME
'If you haven't already read this book, do so. If you have, read it again' SCOTSMAN
'Darkly humorous' GUARDIAN