Book Reviews of Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
Author: Daniel Keyes
ISBN-13: 9780553256659
ISBN-10: 0553256653
Publication Date: 3/1/1984
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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I first read Flowers when I was in 9th grade, and I am so glad that the school chose this title for us. It is very enlightening, and makes you think about things you maybe wouldn't normally. It delves into the mind of Charlie, a retarded man who is given the chance to try a miracle operation that would restore his intelligence from that of a very high end retarded man to a normal man. It is startling to imagine what you would do if you were in the shoes of any one of a myriad of characters fleshed out in this story. It is a must read for anyone seeking understanding of their fellow man.
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Excellent book, quite sad, but amazing.
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FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON made its first appearance in print as a short story which was rapidly and widely anthologized, and translated internationally. It received further acclaim as a memorable television drama, and was rapidly purchased for film/motion picture production. Then, enlarged and richly peopled, Daniel Keyes' haunting story became an award-winning novel - recipient of the Nebula Award for the Best Novel of the Year by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

This fascinating tale of a daring human experiment has been described as "a love triangle between two people," "a suspenseful, gripping story," and "a brilliant fantasy." It is all these things. It is one of the most strikingly original and engrossing novels of our time! Now, full-bodied and richly-peopled, FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON is the daring novel of a startling human experiment!
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Library binding. Creasing causing page 100 and 101 to seperate but pages are nice. None are missing.