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Daniel Keyes
Daniel Keyes (1927 - 2014) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He was the author of eight books, including the classic Flowers for Algernon, first published in 1966, which would go on to sell more than five million copies and inspire the... show more

Daniel Keyes (1927 - 2014) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He was the author of eight books, including the classic Flowers for Algernon, first published in 1966, which would go on to sell more than five million copies and inspire the film Charly. He also worked as a merchant seaman, fiction editor, high school teacher, and university professor, and won the Hugo and Nebula awards for his work.
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Birth date: August 09, 1927
Died: June 15, 2014
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 1 month ago
Well, I finished. The book was fascinating. To see the changes in Charlie as he goes from being intellectually disabled with an IQ of around 70, to a genius. His different emotions and experiences are portrayed beautifully by the author. As a reader, we see the changes in the language Charlie uses i...
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it 6 months ago
I read this when I was about 12 or 13, and now I'm re-reading it, for nostalgia, I guess, and because I was reminded of it a few weeks back, when I saw an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which kind of riffs on Flowers for Algernon. But there's something weird going on here, because I...
Grimlock ♥ Vision
Grimlock ♥ Vision rated it 6 months ago
And I'm just sorry I waited so long to read this book. I'd skipped over it on sale a couple times, because the movie left me feeing melancholy. Despite the ending, which I remembered as depressing, I felt buoyant after reading this book: there's something about finishing something truly spectacula...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 1 year ago
This was my first time reading the full-length book but, like many Americans, I read the original short story as a child in school. That was nearly thirty years ago, but I still remembered the basic story quite well. Flowers for Algernon is the kind of story that makes an impression. The premise,...
Book Haunt
Book Haunt rated it 1 year ago
Meet Charlie Gordon, a mentally handicapped man living in New York. Charlie’s parents spent years attempting to get help to make Charlie smarter. When that failed, they sent Charlie away to live in a special home, but Charlie’s uncle took pity on him and took him home to his house. When his uncle pa...
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