Saturday, December 21, 2013

Flowers for Algernon

The snow melted by evening to my dismay, and now we are left with the wet and dreary in Seattle.

Two nights ago I finished Flowers for Algernon. This is another book I'm going to have to recommend. I found the recommendation on a reddit thread, and I'm so happy I did.

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?
An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly. (source: Amazon)
If you're in need of a good book, this is it!

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