Book :: Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion
By: Ken Kesey
Pages: 640
Published: 1964
Genre(s): American
Historical Fiction
Rating: (4)


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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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This is a very visual story which was performed especially well on Audible. The only problem I had with it is the over-abundance of profane language. Other than that this is a good story that is believable and interesting.

Oct 18th, 2019

forline forline

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

rconawa rconawa

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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