Flowers for Algernon

by Daniel Keyes | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 015603008x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingerishkigalwing of Salt Lake City, Utah USA on 4/19/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingerishkigalwing from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, April 19, 2012
a classic

Amazon Editorial Review

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 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?

Journal Entry 2 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Friday, November 21, 2014
For years I knew this was one I should read, but somehow never got around to....once I came across this copy on a discount table, it sat on my tbr for at least a couple more years, as I kept choosing others to read. Why?? Was it knowing it was a classic, one I ought to read? Maybe ( she says, with embarrassment).... but finally, a couple of months ago, I plucked it from the shelf, sat down with my cuppa, and simply could not stop reading. Brilliant!! and heart-rending :(

Don't make my mistake and put off reading this one!

Journal Entry 3 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Monday, October 12, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (10/12/2015 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA


Adding this book to emmjo's Otherwordly Bookbox, for the next reader to enjoy :D

Journal Entry 4 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Tuesday, December 29, 2015
taken from the Otherworldly book box.

Journal Entry 5 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Monday, January 22, 2018
Like erishkigal I have been sitting on reading this. I remember watching the film adaptation with my father years ago, and when I started reading more speculative fiction this was one of the books he recommended. In fact, I may have a copy of this in the boxes of his paperback books in my office. I found myself pulled into the story through the journal entry method of storytelling. While I knew what was going to happen to Charley, I found myself sobbing through the last third of the book.

This book is very thought provoking and heartbreaking.

Released 2 yrs ago (1/26/2018 UTC) at Little free library #44604 - Custer and Linden Place in Evanston, Illinois USA


Left in the Little Free Library.

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