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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 2212824640

41,70 zł

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Penguin

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Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. 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 awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned. This morning the lockworks rattle strange; it's not a regular visitor at the door. An Escort Man's voice calls down, edgy and impatient, 'Admission, come sign for him,' and the black boys go. Admission. Everybody stops playing cards and Monopoly, turns towards the day-room door. Most days I'd be out sweeping the hall and see who they're signing in, but this morning, like I explain to you, the Big Nurse put a thousand pounds down me and I can't budge out of the chair. Most days I'm the first one to see the Admission, watch him creep in the door and slide along the wall and stand scared till the black boys come sign for him and take him into the shower room, where they strip him and leave him shivering with the door open while they all three run grinning up and down the halls looking for the Vaseline. 'We need that Vaseline,' they'll tell the Big Nurse, 'for the thermometer.' She looks from one to the other: 'I'm sure you do,' and hands them a jar holds at least a gallon, 'but mind you boys don't group up in there.' Then I see two, maybe all three of them in there, in that shower room with the Admission, running that thermometer around in the grease till it's coated the size of your finger, crooning,


Murder in Mount Holly - 2836518442

60,41 zł

Murder in Mount Holly Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

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Paul Theroux, one of the world's most popular authors, both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960s weirdos unlike anything he has ever written. During the time of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, Herbie Gneiss is forced to leave college to get a job, which happens to be at the Kant-Brake toy factory, which manufactures military toys for children. His income keeps his chocolate-loving mother, who tips the scales at a smidgeon over 200 pounds, from starvation. Mr. Gibbon, a patriotic veteran of three wars, also works at Kant-Brake. When Herbie is drafted, Mr. Gibbon falls in love with Herbie's mother and they move in together at Miss Ball's rooming house. Since Herbie is fighting for his country, Mr. Gibbon feels that he, too, should do something for his country and convinces Miss Ball and Mrs. Gneiss to join him in the venture. They decide to rob the Mount Holly Trust Company because it is managed by a small dark man who is probably a communist. There are some complications, including Herbie's death in action, Miss Ball's jealous Puerto Rican lover, and a few unavoidable murders--not to mention three people over sixty pulling off a bank robbery in broad daylight. Combine Donald E. Westlake with Abby Hoffman, add a bit of Gore Vidal at his most vitriolic, and you will have Murder in Mount Holly. Praise for "Murder in Mount Holly" "The geezer psychopath finally gets his due... The fun here is in how hateful the characters are." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Murder in Mount Holly parodies the American political fringe at a time when flags burned, hippies protested and commies lurked'll have little difficulty inserting today's fringe characters into Theroux's lampoon." --"Minneapolis Star-Tribune" "Christopher Moore andTony Robbins come to mind. It's kind of like watching "All in the Family" when all of a sudden Edith comes home with a suitcase full of body parts... Fans are sure to enjoy both the read and the stretch." -"Bookreporter" "The situations and dialogue are often hilarious, invoking reactions that range from a simple smile to belly laughs. It is a parable that applies today...Murder in Mount Holly is a most entertaining read." ..".a Vonnegut tinged absurdist satire...(a) tightly paced, expertly drawn comic romp." --Lit Reactor Praise for "Paul Theroux" "Theroux has established himself in the tradition of Conrad, or perhaps Somerset Maugham." --The New York Times Book Review "What makes Paul Theroux so good is what always separates the fine writers from the pack: his ability to look at the familiar in a fresh, original way--and make us richer for it." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "Reading Theroux becomes a journey of the unexpected, the comedic, the bureaucratically tangled and the marvelous. It is like all good journeys should be." --The Plain Dealer "Theroux is an irresistible storyteller, able to hook you with his first few lines. He dazzles not just with the number of places he writes about but the number he can evoke as if they were home." --Chicago Tribune


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