Extreme Loggers - Netflix

Watch these tough guys tear through the mud and muck to clear out monster-sized timber.

Extreme Loggers - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-11

Extreme Loggers - Sometimes a Great Notion - Netflix

Sometimes a Great Notion is Ken Kesey's second novel, published in 1964. While One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) is arguably more famous, many critics consider Sometimes a Great Notion Kesey's magnum opus. The story involves an Oregon family of gyppo loggers who cut and procure trees for a local mill in opposition to striking, unionized workers. Kesey took the title from the song “Goodnight, Irene”, popularized by Lead Belly.

Sometimes I lives in the country Sometimes I lives in town Sometimes I take a great notion To jump into the river an’ drown

Extreme Loggers - Style - Netflix

Sometimes a Great Notion is more rooted in realism than Kesey's previous work, the phenomenally successful One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but is also more experimental. It has been compared to William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! in both form and content. The novel's multiple characters speak sequentially in the first person, seemingly without alerting the reader to whom they are listening. While a first reading can be confusing, subsequent readings reveal that Kesey always provides a clue, such as quickly referring to the previously presumed first character in the third person. This technique allows Kesey to weave an intricate braid of characters who reveal their motives in depth to the reader, but do not communicate well with each other.

Extreme Loggers - References - Netflix