One flew over the cuckoo's nest

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Reading Report

1. The title of the book I’ve read is ….
2. The action takes place (where? when?) …
3. The book is about…
The main message of the book is…
The author describes … (touches upon the problem of…)
4. Does the book have an interesting plot? (Plot in short)
5. The characters are revealed through their behaviour (actions, appearance, attitude to one another).What do you think of them? Why?
6. The general impression of the book:
I find it interesting (amusing, entertaining, worth reading, boring, dull). Why? 7. Character sketches. 8. An episode you like most.

The title of the book I’ve read is one flew over the cuckoo’s nest. Cuckoo’s nest according to American interpretation is a mental hospital, and “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” means that one could escape from the Combinate to freedom. This novel was written by an American writer Ken Kesey in 1959 and became one of the most popular books of the 20th century. The book is based on his real experiences with mental patients, which Kesey got, working in Menlo Park hospital. The action in the book takes place in American town Salem, in a mental hospital. The main characters are: Chief Bromden he is the novel's half-Native American narrator, who has been in hospital since the end of World War II; a staff, where the main figure is Nurse Ratched, a tyrannical head nurse of the ward, who exercises near-total control over those in her care, including her subordinates; Randle McMurphy, a patient of the hospital, who doesn’t want to conform the Nurse Ratched’s rules and total control; and other patients, divided to acutes and chronics.

Now I’m going to tell the plot of the book in short. So, as I said, the story takes place in a mental hospital. The narration comes from one of the patients, Chief Bromden. One of the main characters is a freedom-loving patient Randle Patrick McMurphy, who was transferred to the psychiatric hospital from

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