6. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

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Set in an Oregon asylum, this book primarily focuses on the antics of a character called Randle McMurphy. It also follows the constant power struggle between the inmates and staff. This novel explores the issues of institutionalism and the human mind. It has been adapted into a Broadway play and a film, for which it won five Academy Awards.

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