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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Deluxe)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Deluxe) | Ken Kesey
A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."
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Lcsmcat
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The darkness of this world view is one reason I‘m not enjoying this book. I hope we at least get some good discussion out of it at book club next week.

KarmonR I read this one in college and remember loving it. That was so long ago it is probably worth a re-read to see what I think about it a couple of decades later. 3w
Lcsmcat @KarmonR I read it for the first time as an adult. If you do reread, I‘d like to hear your thoughts because I wonder if it‘s one of those books that work better when you‘re young, like 3w
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Lcsmcat
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Home from work with a cold and thought I‘d start the January book for my irl book club. I listened to it as an audiobook, but that was a year and a half ago.

Bookwormjillk Hope you feel better soon! 4w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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It's been a while since I've checked a book off my "100 Essential Reads" scratch off poster. Glad I was able to knock one out before the end of the year.

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OriginalCyn620
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤💙📚 2mo
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bookaholic1
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What a great classic. While reading I tried to picture Jack Nicholson, which at times gave me a great chuckle.
I haven't seen the movie, so thinking that will be in the future to do

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fandom_hellspawn99
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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DGRachel Love PCDE covers! 4mo
Puredragonstar Is that a Funko? 4mo
Birdsong28 I also put this as one of my #covercrush !!! 4mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Puredragonstar yeah it‘s Tina from Bob‘s Burgers on a unicorn lol. 4mo
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Birdsong28
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 1📚📖

Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I now tag @Ms_T to play along

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚💗 4mo
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Novelista71
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Incredible inside view from the perspective of a schizophrenic Native American Chief who does not speak. It is his view of McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson in the movie, which brings the story of the inner workings of a Psyche Ward to life.

BarbaraBB That boyish Jack Nicholson 😲 5mo
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britt_brooke
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Second time around and this still didn‘t knock my socks off, but in appreciation for Kesey‘s brazenness, I bumped it up a star. Growing up with a psyche nurse mom, I thought this would be especially riveting, but it‘s more about a power struggle between two unlikeable characters than anything else. I love Chief Bromden and his first-person narration, but McMurphy and Ratched are both insufferable pains in the ass.

Scochrane26 Did you know Kesey was high on lsd while writing part of this? Not too surprising. 5mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Not surprising at all. 😆 5mo
Reviewsbylola You‘ve read it twice and I haven‘t even read it once. Someday! 5mo
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britt_brooke
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Dropped my kindergartener off for his first full day of school this morning. 😭 Now, both of my babies are in school. To distract myself - and celebrate my freedom - I headed to the greenway which I usually only manage on weekends. Got in a 7-miles (5mi run, 2mi walk) while rereading the tagged book. Then, I met a couple of mom friends for lunch. 🥐🍓

#BFCR3 #TeamLetsDoThis

Lcsmcat I loved those years. I had some freedom during the day, and my kids were so excited to tell me all about their day in the afternoon. Happy memories. 5mo
TheSpineView Great job! 😊 5mo
IamIamIam Happy first day of school for everyone!!! 5mo
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LibrarianJen It was our first day of school too! #Zeek started 1st grade and it was my first full day with students back. 5mo
CocoReads Kids start back on Thursday here. At least in South Bend. In MI, where I work, they don‘t go back til after Labor Day. 5mo
Megabooks That must be a hard transition! I‘m glad you could go for a run and meet friends! 💜 5mo
britt_brooke @Lcsmcat It‘s going to be a great year! It was so good to see both of their faces when I picked them up this afternoon. I‘m lucky I get to stay home and enjoy these years. 💚 5mo
britt_brooke @IamIamIam Thanks! 💚 5mo
britt_brooke @LibrarianJen Hope you both had a great day! 5mo
britt_brooke @CocoReads School technically started last Monday here, but kindergarten was phased in. That‘s why my little guy‘s first full day was today. It‘s so early here but they get s lot of nice breaks through the year. 5mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks I missed him today, but he‘s so ready for this! That helps. 💚 5mo
Cortg Sounds like a great day! I hope your darling boys had a wonderful day as well! 5mo
britt_brooke @Cortg Thanks so much! They did. 💚💚 5mo
saresmoore 😭😁🙌🤦‍♀️🥰😩😊 5mo
britt_brooke @saresmoore Your emoji game is strong and accurate. 😆 And thank you; it means a lot coming from an amazing momma! 🤗 Hope you all are doing well! 5mo
imabusybee Aww bitter sweet!! 💜 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
britt_brooke @imabusybee Totally! 😭 5mo
kspenmoll Great workout! Unsettling at first to have your little one a kindergartener- 5mo
britt_brooke @kspenmoll It feels very weird not having him with me all day, but he‘s doing great so that helps. 💚 5mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been celebrating my freedom too. 😆 But after two days I‘m wondering what to do with myself. 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Read. Just read. 😆 I have so much stuff to do around my house. We‘re doing some minor renovating so that will keep me busy for a bit. I must admit, it‘s super peaceful running errands ALONE. 5mo
Reviewsbylola The running errands alone is my favorite part. No one begging me to buy them something. 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
CallMeIshmael I‘m going to try running while listening to an audio book....never have tried it before 5mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael It‘s not as motivating as music, but depending on the book, you can really zone out and forget how miserable you are. 😆🥵 5mo
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Richryan52
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I first read this about 40 years ago. It‘s funny how you remember the movie and the play more than the book. That said, this is still a telling book about mental illness and man‘s inhumanity to those less forty. It‘s also a book that has stood the test of time. With its overt religious symbolism, this is a book that, for me at least!”, ranks right up there with 1984 and Catcher in the Rye. Although magnificent, the film omits so much from the book

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Gina
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KCorter
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Audible members: don't forget to take advantage of the 2-for-1 sale!

P.S. John C. Reilly narrating One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sounds like a perfect pair.

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Schlinkles
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First pick for the new Tequila Mockingbird book club at the bookstore. A good opportunity to read a bunch of classics that I‘ve missed along the way.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Such a powerful story. I love books that send me straight to the internet to look up others‘ interpretations and explanations.
Want to watch the film now!

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LokiDokey
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I know I'm a day late .....
1. Virgo ♍
2. Finishing school. My graduation isn't until June but I'm all done with classes. 🤓
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I've started it five times but I haven't been able to finish it yet.
4. Watching the F1 qualifying, cleaning my house after my daughter's birthday party last night (Teenagers are messy) and catching up on Litsy posts
5. ♥️👋
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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PauPauMuffin
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Amazing, crude and on point.

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Madison91
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Absolutely beautiful. One that stays with you, and haunts you.

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Kaila-ann
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Mehso-so

This book is on the #rorygilmorereadinglist and I‘ve sort of assigned myself the task of tackling some of the books in the #rorygilmorereadingchallenge. To be honest, I struggled through this book and even having finished it I‘m not sure how I feel about it. The ending was not what I expected at all. I can at least say that I‘ve read it. Number 41 of 339.

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Cinfhen
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#TimbitTunes Thanks to @EadieB for sharing the lyrics 🎶 they made me think of tagged book #MonsterHospital , can you please release me?
You hold my hands down, I've been bad.
You hold my arms down, I've been bad.
I've been bad, I've been bad.
I fought the war but the war won🎶

RadicalReader @Cinfhen I love the wonderful movie with Jack Nicholson 11mo
Cinfhen It‘s such an iconic movie @RadicalReader Jack Nicholson was SOOOO young!! Great acting 🙌🏻❣️ 11mo
TrishB Good pick 👍🏻 11mo
Caroline2 I loved this book and the film! Altho I think they made the right decision in hiding McMurphy‘s backstory in the film!!! 😱 11mo
Cathythoughts Great choice... I‘d have to watch it again as I can barely remember it ... but I remember it was good 11mo
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trioxin_sematary
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So when this book came out it was $1.85
It's been well read and loved
I bought it for 50c
And it'll continue to be well read and loved

😍!!
#vintage
#paperback
#mmmmmm
#juicyfruit

Kimberlone Good find! I love finding books with the original cover 11mo
Chrissyreadit This book did break my heart. 11mo
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LauraJ
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I know I‘m supposed to hate Nurse Ratched but I love the character. #lovehate

ErinSueMreads Seems legit to me! She is certainly something 😂 12mo
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Qpri
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Just finished this book. Now I‘ve got to figure out when it was referenced in Gilmore Girls! 🙈😂

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Qpri
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Breakfast reading! 🍽☕️💖

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Gina
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☆~•°▪♡•♡•♡▪°•~☆

Tamra That‘s a lovely pic! 12mo
SilversReviews Love this photo. 12mo
Slajaunie 😂 12mo
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britt_brooke
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DAY 22: I‘m not sure if Nurse Ratched is considered a sociopath or a #psychopath, but this controlling, vindictive “Big Nurse” might be the most disturbed person at Salem State Hospital.

I didn‘t love this book when I read it a few years ago, but I feel compelled to try it again someday.

#nofemmeber

Billypar It's a very good realistic villain role- she doesn't actually do anything that is out of bounds for a nurse, but she's part of a system that values order over patient well-being. 1y
Cinfhen I reread this a few years ago and it was a much different experience reading as an adult vs high school student. But my hatred for Nurse Ratchet did not change. She‘s evil 1y
Anton This is the only book they made me read in high school that I really loved. 1y
britt_brooke @Anton That makes me want to reread it for sure. 1y
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SoniaC
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Pickpick

Such a great audiobook. I really liked the narration on this one. Made my commute enjoyable.

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ScriboGero
Pickpick

I never really saw Nurse Ratchet as mean... more like desperate. Reading this again I‘m still impressed by the writing, the tale, and the craziness of it all.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Missed yesterday! I have to say that this #uglycover, IMO, has had me putting this book off for months.

#31bookpics @howjessreads

zsuzsanna_reads If you haven't read it yet, it's great. I must reread it. 1y
IndyHannaJones Yeah that's pretty bad haha 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#OctoberXFiles #MisterAsylum

The first thing that came to mind was this book. BTW, it‘s part of a 2 for 1 audiobook sale currently running on audible!!!

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Cinfhen
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#OctoberXFiles I went literal #MrAsylum and I thought book & movie were both good. **OFF TOPIC** I heard the remake of A Star is Born is phenomenal- has anyone seen it?!?!? Apparently Lady Gaga is Oscar worthy🙌🏻 and how good looking is young Jack Nicholson?!?!

vivastory I was going to use this one 😂 Good choice! 1y
BarbaraBB @vivastory Me too 😀. Loved this book and the movie! 1y
Cinfhen Had to jump in early....advantages to living in my time zone @vivastory @BarbaraBB 😜 (edited) 1y
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JennyM Me three! 1y
Lola Going to see Star tomorrow. In hs I was OBSESSED with the soundtrack of the ‘76 version (which I recently downloaded and still ❤️) And JACK....how could he possibly have been so young???!!!! 1y
TrishB Good one 👍🏻 1y
Susannah @Lola My mom loved/loves all things Barbra Streisand, and I was raised on her albums, most especially the soundtrack to the 1976 version of A Star Is Born. I can appreciate the music of that soundtrack now in a way I never did when I was a kid. I‘m sure many would argue, but for me, Streisand‘s voice was never better. (edited) 1y
Lola @Susannah I was thinking about her voice as I listened to it recently. Just incredible. And a little crazy that Kris Kristofferson is now 82 😳 (edited) 1y
Susannah @Lola, I know! Crazy. (edited) 1y
Robothugs Nice choice! 1y
Cathythoughts It‘s many years sinse I saw the movie .... never read it. Nice one 👍🏻yes Jack looks good ❤️ (edited) 1y
Cinfhen What??? Kris Kristofferson is 82!?!? That‘s crazzzy @Lola @Susannah and I agree Barbra Streisand has such a remarkable voice... I didn‘t realize that the 76 movie was a Judy Garland remake!!! 1y
Cinfhen I don‘t think Jack aged too well but he certainly has a look @Cathythoughts @Lola 1y
Lola @Cinfhen Yes! And the Judy Garland version was a remake of the original which came out in 1937! 1y
Mdargusch What a cutie! No wonder I loved this movie! 1y
BookNerd9906 I saw A Star is Born yesterday. It. Is. Amazing. Definitely go see it, and bring your tissues. 1y
Cinfhen Thanks @BookNerd9906 for the tissue tip....adult snot is not pretty😘😘 1y
Cinfhen I listened to the soundtracks of both the 1976 and the 2018 film and I gotta say....Barbra wins hands down❣️❣️❣️And Bradley Cooper surprised me with his voice @Lola @Susannah 1y
Susannah A good surprise, @Cinfhen? 1y
Cinfhen Hahahaha, yes @Susannah I had VERY LOW expectations for a singing Bradley Cooper 😛😆😂 1y
Susannah @Cinfhen LOLOL! I‘m glad he was better than your expectations. I‘m ambivalent about the movie. I have this vague feeling of secondhand embarrassment. I have no idea where it‘s coming from. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
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CoffeeNBooks
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RavenLovelyReads One flew east, one flew west... 1y
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Ellen_C
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Panpan

I hated this “classic.” I found it to be racist and misogynistic, and it seems to revolve around the idea that white men are being emasculated. Nurse Ratched is wretched, but the idea that women and minorities could use the system against the very people who built it (white men) is not just silly but feeds into racism and misogyny. https://cannonballread.com/2018/09/pass-the-harpoon-cuz-this-one-blows/

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Tamarity
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1, Tom Robbins. 2, One Flew Over The Cuckoo‘s Nest. 3, 5‘11. 4, Black like my heart...and all my t-shirts. #sundaysurvey @alisonrose

Libby1 Yippee! We‘re the same height. 1y
alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 1y
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KatieanneF
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I‘m always fascinated by this story. I‘ve read the book, seen the movie and seen multiple stage adaptations- the subject matter is, obviously, traumatic but a few years back someone put in my mind the idea that perhaps Chief imagined McMurphy; that he was just a manifestation of the person he needed to gain empowerment and, through that lens, the story is especially fascinating. #kenkesey #cuckoosnest #classics

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peacegypsy
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You have to love a vintage paperback. For a quarter, I found one previously owned by “Butch ‘The Mongoose‘ Quail. Dated 1962, this book has several stories: Kesey‘s and its many owners. This is part of why literature is so beautiful. If you‘re out there, Mongoose, I‘d love to say hey! ✌️✌️✌️

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Insightsintobooks
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Found this on sale, too bad I already spent over my budget and don't get paid until next week. ☹ Maybe it will still be on sale then 😊

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

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MrsV
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In 1st place was One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest

There is a tie between This Savage Song and Salt To the Sea

Lastly I‘ll read The Alice Network

I need a tie breaker to determine read #2 and 3. Highest vote total wins!

#makemereadit

@TheReadingMermaid

Librarybelle This is on my radar to read: 2y
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BookishMe Savage Song! Then again I am a biased fan. That said, I never imagined I'd enjoy an urban fantasy until I read this 2y
KellieRusselburg I loved The Alice Network! 1y
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HyacinthGirl
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I started out kind of hating this book, but it really got engaging for me after the first third. Disturbing and funny, the whole thing had the ring of honesty and authenticity. Also, maybe racism. Still, definitely a pick for me.

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Lcsmcat
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The tagged book sent me over the 50% mark - 51 of 100 read. So I had to scratch off some more covers tonight. I‘m still heavy on the older works. I need to read more from the 60‘s and 70‘s I guess. #100EssentialNovels

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🎉🎆🎇🙌🏻 2y
Graywacke Love the list. Wondering where it comes from. 2y
Lcsmcat @Graywacke My sister gave me the poster (which is by Pop Charts) but it doesn‘t say how they chose this particular 100. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Between a pick and so-so for me. The only women were awful, racism was blatant at a time when that shouldn‘t be ignored, & the plot/prose/symbolism didn‘t make up for it. #100books #litsyclassics

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Bronte_Chintz Love this book 💖 2y
GripLitGrl @Bronte_Chintz I'm guilty of not reading this one only seeing the movie. 2y
Bronte_Chintz @GripLitGrl it‘s brilliant. So many feels 😭💖 2y
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LiterRohde @GripLitGrl @Bronte_Chintz Same here. Movie only. You know, I have plenty of books on my three physical bookshelves and my Kindle, people. Now, I gotta deal with library holds, book recommendations, ARCs...I love it! 2y
Bronte_Chintz @LiterRohde 😂😂 yeah, my TBR pile is a little overwhelming, especially with 2 new ARCs just in 😂👌🏻 2y
GripLitGrl @LiterRohde that's what makes Litsy so great! exactly like what @Bronte_Chintz said your TBR pile just keeps growing....📚📚📚📚👍 2y
Bronte_Chintz @GripLitGrl 😊 books galore! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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My new #audiocommute book. I never saw the movie so I‘m coming to it with little in the way of preconceived notions.

Samplergal The movie was excellent. Such a well done film. 2y
Caterina I haven‘t seen the movie, but this is one of my favorite books! Enjoy! 2y
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mimsyborogroves
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I'm actually really excited to read this, even if it is just for school. Though I've only gotten a few pages in, it seems rather captivating. #psychological #allegory #school #sixties

CoffeeNBooks I really, really enjoyed reading this one. I hadn't seen the movie yet when I read it, but I knew Jack Nicholson played the part of McMurphy, so I heard his voice whenever I read McMurphy's dialogue! 😃 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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Jabberwocky ♥️♥️ 10/10 thought you had a gigantic book before I realized the train was a toy 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Read that exact edition in high school, borrowed from the resident “cool” teacher. And never returned, come to think of it. 2y
mimsyborogroves oh goodness haha, do you still have the copy? @TobeyTheScavengerMonk 2y
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TzvetTzvetTzvet
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Sharing a plate of Girl Scout cookies on a relaxing Sunday evening. My goal this year is to finally get through some of the classics on my TBR list!

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BiblioLitten
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'Brilliant' is the word that comes to mind when I think of this book. I saw the prompt and couldn't think of a better example.
I loved Randle McMurphy as much as I detested Nurse Ratched. Stellar lines, relevant themes, memorable characters... what's not to like.
I was hooked from the start.
P.s I haven't seen the movie.
#bookwithillness #AprilBookishMadness @maich

C.Perone A most excellent read! And that cover design😍 2y
BiblioLitten @C.Perone I thought it went well with the prompt. 😊 2y
C.Perone Absolutely it does! 2y
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arubabookwoman Loved Sometimes a Great Notion as well, though it‘s very different. 2y
BiblioLitten @arubabookwoman just read the description. That's a chunkster! But coming from Ken Kesey, I'm sure it must be worth reading. 🙂 2y
Scarlett_ohara For some reason I didn't get into this book as much as I thought I would. I liked the story, but the story telling bored me. Maybe it was too difficult for my level of English (it's my third language but I insist on reading English books in English and not in translation). 2y
BiblioLitten @Scarlett_ohara I guess it's not for everybody. 2y
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LittleMummyMe
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You've got to love the second hand shop... I just picked these up for $1 each.
I chose One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest because a lovely lady shopping there reccomended it to me.
You really can meet the nicest people while browsing for books 😊📚

YouReadMyEyes Love that book! 2y
LittleMummyMe @YouReadMyEyes 👍🏼I've never read it. I'm looking forward to it. 2y
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