|The dimensions of this book almost match up exactly with the size of my hand...quite small.|
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has been on my bookshelf for over 20 years; it's one of my favorite modern classics. I own the book in both e-book and paperback formats because, hey, I like options! My paperback edition is a 1991 mass-market with thin pages, tight binding, and very small font. Summary: Not a pleasant reading experience.
|Seriously!! Look at that teeny tiny print!|
Modeled after the much-loved (but, sigh, not readily available in the US) triple-band Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection features 12 modern fiction classics, with the traditional orange and white stripes. In addition, each title features bespoke illustrations that are representative of the stories, as well as deckeled edges and French flaps (so fancy!). One of the available titles was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, so it was an easy decision to order it. And isn't it lovely!
As I'm beyond college age, and with steady employment to boot, I have a bit of expendable income (mostly for books, but also other adultings). Therefore, in addition to this title, I also picked up a copy of John Steinbeck's East of Eden and Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Don't they look smashing!
The Penguin Orange Collection was released in the US on October 18th, and it is listed as a limited-edition collection, so get them while they're hot! I'm so glad I decided to upgrade my old, mass-market paperback for this beautiful penguin!