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The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental uest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon an extraordinary lab mouse In diary entries Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his I 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 Flowers for Algernon


About the Author: Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes was an American author best known for his Hugo award winning short story and Nebula award winning novel Flowers for Algernon Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000Keyes was born in Brooklyn New York City New York At age 17 he joined the US Maritime Service as ship's purser He obtained a BA in psychology from B



10 thoughts on “Flowers for Algernon

  1. says:

    I am finding it hard to put into words the vast range of emotions I experienced while reading this tale of hope perseverance truth and humanity When it comes to science fiction in general I would hesitate before declaring myself a fan The books I have enjoyed most from this genre tend to be the softer humanity focused stories Like this one I'm a huge fan of science fiction that doesn't seem too far away


  2. says:

    Heartbreaking and beautiful Reuired reading as far as I am concerned


  3. says:

    All I knew about this classic when I went into was that it was about a mouseClearly I knew nothingYou're watching Charlie the main character go through an experimental procedure that increases his I The whole book written in diary entries let us see how it affects his life and how he struggles through itI rarely cry while reading a book but I couldn't help myself hereIt's a classic for a reason Read it You won


  4. says:

    Wow I'm so glad I finally read it I had only read passages of it before but it was totally with sitting and reading the whole thing through I don't even know what to say I can't stop crying because of how things are for Charlie and I guess I just wish that they way he was treated wasnt so close to reality Also it's kind of painful to have to uestion things like intimacy vs intelligence and self actualization whic


  5. says:

    Well that was depressingETAAcross social media people are asking me how I got out of high school without reading this book — I didn't go to high school I left after a partial yearlook don't do as I do do as I say STAY IN SCHOOL


  6. says:

    I read this 2 years ago before I started writing detailed reviews I am not planning to modify my thoughts from back then but I want to add my father's thoughts I gifted this book to him last Christmas and he finally got to read it He was as deeply moved by this magnificent heart wrenching novel as I was and he felt the need to send me a message when he finished to tell how impressed he was It was the first time he sen


  7. says:

    I first read this book in 8th grade in my english class I remembered enjoying it being fascinated in how the author painted the picture that I really was reading Charlie's journal by use of spelling grammar and punctuation related to the level Charlie was at when writing the entries What I didn't know at the time was the people who created the text book I used felt it was okay to chop whole chapters out of the middle of t


  8. says:

    When Charlie Gordon a mentally disabled man undergoes an experiment to increase his intelligence his life changes in ways he never imagined But will the intelligence increase be permanentI first became aware of Flowers for Algernon when it was mentioned in an episode of Newsradio I forgot about it until that episode of The Simpsons inspired by it when it was discovered Homer had a crayon lodged in his brain I'd mostly forgot


  9. says:

    Captivating and heartbreakingDaniel Keyes 1958 novel about an intellectually disabled man who through an experimental medical procedure gains genius level I is a classic of science fictionCharlie Gordon began attending classes at night for “retarded adults” so that he could learn to read and to “be like other people” With the assistance of his night school teacher he is interviewed by scientists and is accepted into the


  10. says:

    While this is clearly speculative fiction the point of Flowers for Algernon isn't the technology that lets Charlie become intelligent but rather how people react to him both before and afterwards as his perceptions of the world change This is in part a sharp rebuke of the way that the mentally retarded are treated but there are also interesting explorations of identity friendship and the results of revisiting one's past There are


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