Flowers for Algernon
Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse... show more
Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.As the treatment takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD AND THE NEBULA AWARDThe classic novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie CharlyDaniel Keyes, the author of eight books, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. Professor emeritus at Ohio University, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
Publish date: 01-05-2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Read For School
This is one of my favorite books in any genre. I really connected with this book. Charlie Gordon is definitely one of my favorite characters of all-time. Really thought provoking and engaging. I loved reading the progression of Charlie's intelligence reflected in his voice and his insights on societ...
I guess this means I will have to look for the movie version now. If it is even half as profound and moving as the book it will be worth a watch.When was Charlie truly happy? This seems to be one of the central questions to me and depending on how you view this work your answer may be different. Doe...
Well, I've been slacking a bit on my reviews lately––but here I am to finally review this! (Oh wait, actually it's only been 3 days since I finished this. It feels like it was much longer ago for some reason. Oh well!)From what I've heard, and seen in other reviews, it seems like people tend to be m...
This book was really quite clever. The story was obviously fictional and felt a little hokey at times but overall was something enjoyably new. I wasn't attached to the main character which is why I gave it a middle of the road rating. I felt there was something lacking to the story that would have m...
I walk away from this book with the reminder, that to be alive, to be human, is to have problems.We have a tendency to think that if we were smarter, richer, thinner, married/single, or had a different profession, that life would be easier/better/more fulfilling.But life, is what it is is. And diff...