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Flowers For Algernon

Flowers For Algernon (Paperback)

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The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes - until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental tranformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.

Fiction & PoetryScience Fiction Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 01/01/2000 ISBN-13: 9781857989380  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Daniel Keyes (1927-2014)Born in 1927 Daniel Keyes joined the US merchant marine aged 17. He won the Hugo for the short story that Flowers for Algernon was based on and the Nebula for the novel itself. He has a masters degree in English and American literature and is a Professor of English and Creative writing. He died in June, 2014.

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Such a towering and compassionater exploration of intelligence as a component of self-hood, as curse and blessing, and our Faustian pact with technology, that any comparisons to "Limitless" are desperately insulting. With a gripping literary device that lends a dreaded symmetry to the narrative arc, this is a profound and moving story with timeless resonances, piercing insight and at times heart-rending pathos. Doesn't really deserve any of the limits that come with being categorised as Science Fiction - I would recommend this for anyone who can read.

- 29/01/2012
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