Flowers for Algernon

by Daniel Keyes | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780156030083 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 2/4/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, February 04, 2021
I found this paperback in this Little Free Library in Salem NH while dropping off some books of my own, and nabbed it for another release copy. It was adapted to the screen in the 1968 film Charly.

I'm more familiar with the short story than this expanded version. I have to say I think the short story has more impact, but the longer version is able to give us a lot more insight into Charlie's frame of mind throughout his experiences, as he changes from a low-functioning mentally retarded man to a super-genius... and then finds that his high-intellect self is not always a very good person. And then the process starts to reverse itself...

[There's a TV Tropes page for the book.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Nashua St. in Ayer, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, April 15, 2021

Released 3 wks ago (4/15/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library, Nashua St. in Ayer, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in the Little Free Library on this drizzly day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2021 April Showers/May Flowers challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2021 Science Fiction challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2021 Movie challenge. ***

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