One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

We know that appearance of pinball in literature is not among the most popular readers topics, but you simply can't miss Ken Kesey's touching novel (published in 1962) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was adapted brilliantly for the big screen (starring Jack Nicholson) by Miloš Forman in 1975.
Both are seriously recommended works of art.

 

The writer's reference for pinball in the book reads as follows:
"I tried to talk him into playing along with her so’s to get out of the treatments, but he just laughed and told me Hell, all they was doin’ was chargin’ his battery for him, free for nothing. ‘When I get out of here the first woman that takes on ol’ Red McMurphy the ten-thousand watt psychopath, she’s gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars! No, I ain’t scared of their little battery charger.'"

2014-3-15