I liked SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION a lot better as a book than a film.
What really happens is that several possibilities are outlined, and then I guess Ken just got tired and decided to just end the book.
Kesey is one of the few contemporary writers to develop characters as well as the masters, like Steinbeck.
The book that made me love Kesey's work. I've read them all now, and they're great!Published 1 month ago by Russell Brittan
Ken may be a bit hard on his characters. But maybe that's part of what it takes for great characters.Published 8 months ago by Gregory J. Kaszynski
This was a great story, with a variety of interesting, well developed characters. Mr. Kesey style may have changed a little in his later books, but he didn't loose any of his... Read morePublished 10 months ago by E. Baker
Forget my review. If you like Kesey, if you liked Cuckoos Nest or Sometimes a great notion, you will not be disappointed here at all.
Great read... Read more
When I saw Sailor Song for sale at the library, I thought I'd stumbled on two weeks of enchantment. What I kept thinking back to during the 3+ weeks slogging through to the end... Read morePublished 18 months ago by GPK
Kesey was a great writer, but this wasn't his best work. Started out as an interesting novel, but he ran out of inspiration, time or interest about two thirds of the way through. Read morePublished 20 months ago by JR
After reading "Sometimes a Great Notion" with all of its leaps in time and perspective, I was surprised to find this narrative of Kesey's extremely easy to follow. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Si Tanka
This is one of the worst books that I have ever read. I would suggest that you pick another novel . This one was a complete waste of time. Do not waste your money on it. Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by redsox517
While I found this book interesting, it doesn't rise to the level of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" or "Sometimes a Great Notion. Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by Gerald G. Grafstrom