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Free read Sometimes a Great Notion Read ò Sometimes a Great Notion å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ken Kesey ´ 5 Read & Download The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Following the astonishing success of his first novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey wrote what. after reading Oh my Oh my goodness what an incredible book Absolutely stunning Sometimes A Great Notion which btw gets its title from the Ledbelly song Goodnight Irene is the story of the Stamper family renegade loggers in Oregon in maybe the fifties It s an incredible family Henry the patriarch the crazed stubborn old goat who started the logging business his son Hank stoic serious earnest proud charming and Hank s cousin Joe Ben brimming with enthusiasm and joy and good will who now run the company Hank s gorgeous and uiet and wonderful wife Viv and Hank s much younger half brother Leland an intellectual and a weakling who fled the rough workaday life as soon as he was old enough and now lives in New York where he is finishing college There has been a lifelong and mostly unspoken rivalry between the brothers but because the Stampers have run afoul of the logging union Hank and Joe Ben write to Leland asking him to come back home to help make a big run The other important thing is that the entire town despises the Stampers Currently all the loggers are on strike but the Stamper clan is still working and because of that they are preventing the strike from ending since there s no reason for the company that wants the lumber to negotiate with the union when the Stampers are doing all the same work Everyone has always hated the Stampers anyway because they are big and strong and stubborn and put everyone else to shame and now the whole town is seriously turning against themNow look That encapsulation is not only horribly unjust a book of this magnitude deserves much than a paltry surface summation like that but also is likely to turn off your average modern reader I know I know an entire novel about logging in the country And a boring union struggle with a bunch of backwoods hicks It wouldn t have caught my attention either But listen there is so much than that here Above all this is a book about people filled with some of the most fascinating and deeply drawn characters I have come across in a terribly long time Even the supporting cast have rich backstories like the town prostitute Indian Jenny who calls men to her bed by throwing clamshells and then buying them drinks Biggy Newton the overgrown class bully who has been beating up and getting beaten up by Hank since they were in school together Les Gibbons an old drunk made bitter by a life of grudges Boney Stokes Henry s alleged best friend who wishes for his downfall than anyone who hates him Teddy the fat bartender who thinks he knows everything about the human condition as he waters down all the drinksAnd those are just the incidental characters I haven t said hardly anything about Hank Joe Ben Viv Leland and Henry because if I start writing about them I ll end up transcribing the entire six hundred page book here The complicated ways these people love each other the intricate ways they fuck each other up it is so intense so believable so real It made me remember that one of the things we ve lost in our pomo irony age is the serious emotional connection that it is possible to make with earnest deep characters Because I will tell you right now this book made me cry Not just cry but sob In public On the fucking subway It crept into my dreams the way really intense movies do I kept repeating lines to myself and my friends re examining scenes I had read days ago to smooth them out and polish them and find in them beauty and meaning and truth And listen Kesey is not without his own literary machinations For example he manages to tell the story from several points of view At once As in in the same paragraph there would be three Is one in italics one in parentheses and one in regular type But where with a modern day irnoicist this might come of as metafictional gimicry here it felt not only smooth and effective but necessary Because everyone is thinking all the time right And all these characters have rich internal lives to match their rich outer ones and so a major climactic scene needs to be told by everyone at once just like it happens Each narrative augments and enhances the other making for a stunningly complete picture One drawback I did notice was the womenfolk These stoic complicated multifaceted men were unfortunately not graced by the presence of eually complex women most of the ladies in the book were shrewish mute or dead though the dead were often even powerful forces than the living The only truly developed gal was Viv and she was not nearly as thoroughly done as any of the men One of her central decisions one of the axes on which the entire plot turned I found completely unfounded unjustified and almost insulting But Ultimately that was not nearly enough to seriously detract from this utterly amazing story I cannot remember the last time I was so thoroughly knocked out by a novel I cannot believe how much this affected memid read Ok so this is seriously weird While reading this book for pleasure I am also proofing an erotic vampire romance novel for work I wish that was a lie And you would think that the stark contrast between you know amateur silliness and a serious work of literature would bring this book into absolute focus And that s true of course But what s seriously blowing my mind is that there are all sorts of parallels between the two books in odd and creepy ways Both heroes are ruled by revenge in ways that warp and twist their minds ways that are meditated upon constantly with um predictable and harrowing results respectively it s obvious which is which though right Anyway and also the sections of each that I m up to today both take place on Halloween Maybe that s a small coincidence but I think it s crazyold This is one of my parents favorite books I read it in high school and wasn t as impressed as I d hoped Soon I ll read it again and see who was wrong the rents or my younger self The Children of Willesden Lane Beyond the Kindertransport A Memoir of Music Love and Survival younger half brother Leland an intellectual and a weakling who fled the rough workaday life as soon as he was old enough and now lives in New York where he is finishing college There has been a lifelong and mostly unspoken rivalry between the brothers but because the Stampers have run afoul of the logging union Hank and Joe Ben write to Leland asking him to come back home to help make a big run The other important thing is that the entire town despises the Stampers Currently all the loggers are on strike but the Stamper clan is still working and because of that they are preventing the strike from ending since there s no reason for the company that wants the lumber to negotiate with the union when the Stampers are doing all the same work Everyone has always hated the Stampers anyway because they are big and strong and stubborn and put everyone else to shame and now the whole town is seriously turning against themNow look That encapsulation is not only horribly unjust a book of this magnitude deserves much than a paltry surface summation like that but also is likely to turn off Nee Naw Real Life Dispatches From Ambulance Control your average modern reader I know I know an entire novel about logging in the country And a boring union struggle with a bunch of backwoods hicks It wouldn t have caught my attention either But listen there is so much than that here Above all this is a book about people filled with some of the most fascinating and deeply drawn characters I have come across in a terribly long time Even the supporting cast have rich backstories like the town prostitute Indian Jenny who calls men to her bed by throwing clamshells and then buying them drinks Biggy Newton the overgrown class bully who has been beating up and getting beaten up by Hank since they were in school together Les Gibbons an old drunk made bitter by a life of grudges Boney Stokes Henry s alleged best friend who wishes for his downfall than anyone who hates him Teddy the fat bartender who thinks he knows everything about the human condition as he waters down all the drinksAnd those are just the incidental characters I haven t said hardly anything about Hank Joe Ben Viv Leland and Henry because if I start writing about them I ll end up transcribing the entire six hundred page book here The complicated ways these people love each other the intricate ways they fuck each other up it is so intense so believable so real It made me remember that one of the things we ve lost in our pomo irony age is the serious emotional connection that it is possible to make with earnest deep characters Because I will tell Hide and Seek you right now this book made me cry Not just cry but sob In public On the fucking subway It crept into my dreams the way really intense movies do I kept repeating lines to myself and my friends re examining scenes I had read days ago to smooth them out and polish them and find in them beauty and meaning and truth And listen Kesey is not without his own literary machinations For example he manages to tell the story from several points of view At once As in in the same paragraph there would be three Is one in italics one in parentheses and one in regular type But where with a modern day irnoicist this might come of as metafictional gimicry here it felt not only smooth and effective but necessary Because everyone is thinking all the time right And all these characters have rich internal lives to match their rich outer ones and so a major climactic scene needs to be told by everyone at once just like it happens Each narrative augments and enhances the other making for a stunningly complete picture One drawback I did notice was the womenfolk These stoic complicated multifaceted men were unfortunately not graced by the presence of eually complex women most of the ladies in the book were shrewish mute or dead though the dead were often even powerful forces than the living The only truly developed gal was Viv and she was not nearly as thoroughly done as any of the men One of her central decisions one of the axes on which the entire plot turned I found completely unfounded unjustified and almost insulting But Ultimately that was not nearly enough to seriously detract from this utterly amazing story I cannot remember the last time I was so thoroughly knocked out by a novel I cannot believe how much this affected memid read Ok so this is seriously weird While reading this book for pleasure I am also proofing an erotic vampire romance novel for work I wish that was a lie And A Mothers Duty you would think that the stark contrast between Disney Tangled you know amateur silliness and a serious work of literature would bring this book into absolute focus And that s true of course But what s seriously blowing my mind is that there are all sorts of parallels between the two books in odd and creepy ways Both heroes are ruled by revenge in ways that warp and twist their minds ways that are meditated upon constantly with um predictable and harrowing results respectively it s obvious which is which though right Anyway and also the sections of each that I m up to today both take place on Halloween Maybe that s a small coincidence but I think it s crazyold This is one of my parents favorite books I read it in high school and wasn t as impressed as I d hoped Soon I ll read it again and see who was wrong the rents or my The Soprano younger self

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Free read Sometimes a Great Notion Read ò Sometimes a Great Notion å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ken Kesey ´ 5 Read & Download E Oregon coast Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals Ken Kesey has crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek traged. Ken Kesey Sometimes a Great Notion Bantam Windstone 1964I really really wanted to like this book An underread novel by an acknowledged American master of letters with a core of fans who consider it one of the best novels of the last century What could be better Well to put it in as few words as possible Kesey s writing styleOne Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest works and works so well because it s tight It s terse It says what needs to be said Kesey knows what he wants to say and says it You get the idea It s been compared to A Christmas Carol a number of times and with very good reason But if Cuckoo is Kesey s Christmas Carol then Sometimes a Great Notion is Kesey s Bleak House It s long winded rambling incoherent and could easily have lost three hundred pages from its final length without anyone noticing anything had gone when your main character doesn t get to the place where all the action is happening until page 88 and still hasn t gotten his baggage from the bus terminal eight miles away fifty pages later you know there s a whole lot of extraneous material therein And while that makes sense within Kesey s chosen stylistic framework the story is told by awoman flipping through a photograph album there s just too much of the rambling and not enough plot advancement It s like being stuck in a whole novel of Melville s two hundred page cessation of action in Moby Dick If you thought that was painfully unreadable Sometimes a Great Notion may well send you into apoplectic fits Hide and Seek your main character doesn t get to the place where all the action is happening until page 88 and still hasn t gotten his baggage from the bus terminal eight miles away fifty pages later A Mothers Duty you know there s a whole lot of extraneous material therein And while that makes sense within Kesey s chosen stylistic framework the story is told by awoman flipping through a photograph album there s just too much of the rambling and not enough plot advancement It s like being stuck in a whole novel of Melville s two hundred page cessation of action in Moby Dick If Disney Tangled you thought that was painfully unreadable Sometimes a Great Notion may well send The Soprano you into apoplectic fits

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Free read Sometimes a Great Notion Read ò Sometimes a Great Notion å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ken Kesey ´ 5 Read & Download Charles Bowden calls one of the few essential books written by an American in the last half century This wild spirited tale tells of a bitter strike that rages through a small lumber town along th. Hands down the most underappreciated American novel ever I think it should be up there with Moby Dick Grapes of Wrath etc In fact I think it is better it s hard to imagine Ken Kesey hippy acid head that he was would be able to so write so poignantly and beautifully but he absolutely pulled it off his other famous novel One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest doesn t even hold a candle to Sometimes a Great Notion It s rather long and it is written in a Faulkneresue style where POV s switch back and forth but you get used to the rhythm you can easily sense the flow between characters points of view You ll find each character eually dynamic so you don t have to worry about one characters story being duller than another s I ll leave it at this if you don t read this book before you die you are missing out


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  • Paperback
  • 640
  • Sometimes a Great Notion
  • Ken Kesey
  • English
  • 27 January 2020
  • 9780140045291