Most rated: Iconic books were diggin’ right now.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) written by Ken Kesey. Set in an asylum, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional process, from commenting on society and culture of when the novel was written. While an intense description of the human mind, in terms of mental disorder. Observations of how patients cope with the disorders are well written, in comparison to how those looking after them also treat them. The rebellious, much-loved character Randle Patrick McMurphy, struggles against the oppression and restrictions that are placed upon the patients who are limited not only in their own ability, but their environment. This is a truly inspiring, heart warming novel and the films not too shabby either!

Another Country

James Baldwin’s Another Country tells the stories of artists, mainly in New York, struggling to love and be loved while coping with the complexities of racism, sexism, and homophobia. James Baldwin divided the novel into three parts. This dramatic novel, can give an insight to what the reader wouldn’t normally expect! A great novel based around the jazz scene gives an amazing insight backstage to the highs, lows of being a musician.

On the Road 

Jack kerouac’s On the Road tells the story of two main characters; one is the  of the narrator, Salvatore “Sal” Paradise and his new friend Dean Moriarty, much admired for his care-free attitude and sense for adventure, a free-spirited maverick eager to explore all kicks, and an inspiration and catalyst for Sal’s travels. Dean soon captures the readers heart with his free spirit which is grounded by the ever so cautious Sal, a lovely duo that work together well, their relationship grows as their journey of traveling does too! The narrative takes place in the years 1947 to 1950, and is full of Americana and indicates a specific era in jazz history, as Sal is a musician, it follows the realms of the beat generation and movement. A great carefree read, with depth, truly a page turner!

I know why the Caged Bird sings
I know why the Caged Bird sings written by Maya Angelou, follows the early years of the writer and poet.The first in a six-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma as well as life experiences that come about with coming of age. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 17. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complexity a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice.
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2 thoughts on “Most rated: Iconic books were diggin’ right now.

  1. There are a couple of these that have been on my To Read list for waaaay to long! Hopefully I’ll get around to reading them this year. Particularly want to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    • Hi! Oh thats great to hear, we hope you do get time to read them as were sure you would love them! One Flew Over the Cuckoos NEst is beautifully written! Enjoy!

      Kind reagards

      OCD MAG

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