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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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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 3 months ago
There are books that are recommended its a must read before we die. Flowers for Algernon is one of those books everyone should read. When I pick this up, I never thought it would change the way I view how people are in their own state through a perspective of intelligence. This truly change my way o...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 6 months 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 11 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 ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it 12 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...
Pandabearbooks
Pandabearbooks rated it 1 year ago
Finished reading Flowers for Algernon sobbing like someone had died, dammit. Stylistically not my favorite but so well thought out it doesn't really matter.
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