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10 thoughts on “Sometimes a Great Notion

  1. says:

    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 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 w...


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    Sometimes I lives in the countrySometimes I lives in townSometimes I take a great notionTo jump into the river an drown I know little about Oregon State, what little I do know is that it s damp almost all of the time, has it s fair share of trees and woodland, and it s where The Goonies and Stand by Me were filmed, and River Phoenix was born there Ken Kesey s Sometimes a Great Notion is quite simply a contemporary American masterpiece, set on the rain soaked Oregon coast, the fictional Sometimes I lives in the countrySometimes I lives in townSometimes...


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    I didn t want to read this one Its long Its by some acidhead hippie Its only famous because Kesey is famous He has fans because of his lifestyle, not his literary merit Its about a group of loggers on strike Ugh, sounds boring But I gave it a shot and was blown away.The storyline didn t grab me right away but Kesey s writing did He had talent and this book is creatively ambitious Every character has a turn at first person voice and the speaker can switch several times, sometimes even w I didn t want to read this one Its long Its by some acidhead hippie Its only famous because Kesey is famous He has fans because of his lifestyle, not his literary merit Its about a group of loggers on strike Ugh, sounds boring But I gave it a shot and was blown away.The storyline didn t grab me right away but Kesey s writing did He had talent and this book is creatively ambitious Every character has a turn at first person voice and the speaker can switch several times, sometimes even within a single paragraph Seems confusing but I rarely had to reread because Kesey is that good I am amazed that anyone would ever have the arrogance to write this way and evenamazed that someone could pull it off so smoothly.Some beautiful section...


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    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 ...


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    If V Woolf hada grown up within sight of the Coastal Range, andb enormous, swinging testes,then this book would be sold in a 3 pack with Mrs Dalloway and The Waves today It s such literatoor, but it s so masculine and so blue collar also Go...


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    You know how George R.R Martin changes narrative voices between chapters Well, this book does that, but within paragraphs In the first hundred pages, there were a few paragraphs that had, internally, four different perspectives And I thought, what have I gotten myself into Is this pretentious Is it precious Andto the point, can I put up with this for 700 pages Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I You know how George R.R Ma...


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    I must admit that the premise for this novel a strike in the logging industry during the 1960s didn t exactly set my heart aflutter with excitement, but I loved Kesey s writing so much in One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest that I really wanted to give this one a chance That turned out to be an excellent decision.The crux of this novel, to me, was the complicated relationships that we have with one another and the deep rooted hurt that lives quietly within us Our parents, our siblings, our spo I must admit that the premise for this novel a strike in the logging industry during the 1960s didn t exactly set my heart aflutter with excitement, but I loved Kesey s writing so mu...


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    Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion Bantam Windstone, 1964 I 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 style.One 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 Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion Bantam Windstone, 1964 I 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 style.One 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...


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    I m going to divide my review of this into 2 sections me as a reader, and me as a writer I love reading books that straddle that line between profundity and enjoyment In Notion , Kesey tackles some difficult themes union busting, technology infringing upon humans involvement with the means of production, sex and family politics roles, revenge, alcoholism, social stigmas yet the book never feels didactic or preachy He avoids this because o...


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    Living in the Willamette Valley I had several occasions to see Ken Kesey in downtown Eugene, at the MacDonald Theater, and even at the Saturday Market He enjoyed a local following that elevated him and his friends to an almost rock star status My husband had gone to high school with his son and described a Ken Kesey separate from the Merry Prankster charter member and that public persona.One late spring afternoon, we were driving from Springfield towards Pleasant Hill, and came up on a big Living in the Willamette Valley I had several occasions to see Ken Kesey in downtown Eugene, at the MacDonald Theater, and even at the Saturday Market He enjoyed a local following that elevated him and his friends to an almost rock star status My husband had gone to high school with his son and described a Ken Kesey separate from the Merry Prankster charter member and that public persona.One late spring afternoon, we were driving from ...


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Sometimes a Great Notion 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 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 The 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 Tragedy.