Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon Review

The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In 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?

Title:Flowers for Algernon
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily May

    I am finding it hard to put into words the vast range of emotions I experienced whilst reading this little tale of hope, perseverance, truth and humanity. When it comes to science fiction, I would hes...

  • Wil Wheaton

    Heartbreaking and beautiful. Required reading, as far as I am concerned....

  • Pouting Always

    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 ...

  • Amy

    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 spellin...

  • Adina

    I read this 2 years ago, before I started writing more 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 C...

  • Dan Schwent

    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 permanent.I first ...

  • Dana Ilie

    While this is clearly speculative fiction, the point of Flowers for Algernon isn't the technology that lets Charlie become more intelligent but rather how people react to him, both before and afterwar...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Omg!!!!! I can't even!! Mel 🖤🐾🐺...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    what a great read! I sort of feel like it was too simple, but still an enjoyable enough book....

  • Simon

    This has to be one of my favourite sub-genres; psychological science fiction. This is up there with the likes of A Scanner Darkly and More Than Human. These are the sort of SF books that I would recom...