Sometimes A Great Notion (1963) Ken Kesey. I’ve read it 6 times. The same paperback. One of the best ever character studies ever written. As true today as when it was written.
Here’s a review I wrote for my Goodreads bookshelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/8014925
This is the sixth time I’ve read this novel. The first was in 1971 when I was twenty-one. Looking back now, I see how much it influenced me—in my writing and life. “Looking back a guy can always pick him out some top-notch reasons to explain what happened. … he can look back and say there was the why of it …” (p.450)
The influence the author, Ken Kesey, had on me was substantial. Both with his writing and his life.
I can’t recommend the book and the movie enough. If you want to understand the making of America, and the people who made it – this is a good place to start.
I’d love to hear from you if you’ve read the book or seen the movie.