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Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon
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With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ... show more
With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance--until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie?An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156030304 (0156030306)
ASIN: 156030306
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
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Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it
4.0 I Don't Know If It Was Supposed To, But I Was Left Horrified
I'm a neurodiverse person and, while I have fantasized about understanding others with some scientific procedure, I've always said I wouldn't change my position for the world. This book solidifies it. Just as a heads up for anyone, I do use the "r" word in the following paragraph, and I cover a lot ...
TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
3.0 3/5: Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, undergoes a radical procedure to bump his intelligence up to genius levels. Only intelligence isn’t all it cracks up to be…At the start of the book, Charlie starts with the equivalent intelligence of a smart dog. He’s able to understand basic commands – sit, stay, fetch – but ...
My Book Blog
My Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Relation Between "Flowers for Algernon" and "All Summer in a Day"
Desire, it controls us in many ways. It has even led people to go to war with each other for wanting land a power. In “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie Gordon a 32 year old has a desire to become intelligent. He undergoes surgery to enhance his intelligence. In “All Summer in a Day” Margot’s classmate...
imyril
imyril rated it
4.0 Flowers For Algernon
A well-deserved classic. This is a novel about the human condition – what makes us who we are – and asks difficult questions; it’s not a casual read, but it is a rewarding one – and I highly recommend it.Full review
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it
4.0 A Classic Meant To Be Read By Everyone.
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...
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