You can find me at https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3144945-alex - I do not update this site anymore.
Nobody's very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down.What do you do with this book? You're tempted to call it a young adult book, just because it's a bit obvious for a grown-up. With the asylum metaphor, and the Combine, and just in case you didn't quite get the Christ imagery, McMurphy goes ahead and says, "Do I get a crown of thorns?" as they tie him to the cross. The whole "question authority" message here is unlikely to be new or interesting to anyone who's past tenth grade. So you're tempted to assign it to tenth graders.