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Flowers for Algernon (Abridged Audio Cassette)
Flowers for Algernon - Abridged Audio Cassette
Author: Daniel Keyes
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781886392045
ISBN-10: 1886392048
Publication Date: 4/1995
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Publisher: Walberg Publishing
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Flowers for Algernon (Abridged Audio Cassette) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
This is the most exciting and heartbreaking book I have read in a long time. I can see why it is a classic.
This book is about a man, Charlie Gordon, in his 30's who has an IQ of 68 and a strong desire to learn to read and write. Through a class for retarded adults at a local college, he finds out that a study is going on to test an operation that is supposed to increase a person's IQ. The rest of the story is about the operation, study, and Charlie's participation in them. The format of the book is that of a journal through which, in Charlie's words, we learn of his depressing childhood and his reactions as he does indeed become smarter and can finally understand things about his life that were beyond him until the operation. It is a very uplifting and emotional story that is, even after all these years, (since 1956) still original and haunting. I recommend this book to everyone!
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Helpful Score: 3
As a rule, if a book is on "required reading lists" I won't like it. This book is very much the exception to this rule. I read Flowers for Algernon the first time 35+ years ago when a Jr. high teacher suggested it. I'm sure I "got it" to some degree then but rereading it now I have to say it is one of the most poignant books on the human condition I have ever read.
If you have never read it do so, if it has been several years it is time for a reread.
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I thought this book was pretty good, but it was very sad, disturbing. I'm glad I finally read it.
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I don't know why I never read this before now, but I'm glad I did. It was very moving and thought-provoking. A must-read.
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This was a great book. I reccomend it to anyone.
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