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Sometimes a Great Notion
By: Ken Kesey
Pages: 640
Published: 1964
Genre(s): American
Family
Historical Fiction
Rating: (3)

#610

3 points

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The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sailor Song is a wild-spirited and hugely powerful tale of an Oregon logging clan. A bitter strike is raging in a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers: Henry, the fiercely vital and overpowering patriarch; Hank, the son who has spent his...

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This book was absolutely fascinating!!!! So raw, so passionate, such intense, flawed characters! Complex relationships! I thought of Grapes of Wrath as I was reading—epic!

Nov 26th, 2017

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Jul 3rd, 2015

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This book is set in Oregon in the logging industry and shows the complex relationships between men, their families and the work that drives them.

Mar 25th, 2013

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