What if an operation could make you a genius?

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes


Well, I finished. The book was fascinating. To see the changes in Charlie as he goes from being intellectually disabled with an IQ of around 70, to a genius. His different emotions and experiences are portrayed beautifully by the author. As a reader, we see the changes in the language Charlie uses in his progress reports and in the content as well. The book was touching and sad in places, but not as sad as I expected (which was good). I'm not a fan of tearjerkers.


It wasn't a favorite of mine, but it was an interesting and quick read. I was anxious to see what would happen to Charlie (and his mouse friend, Algernon).


I read this book for Booklikes-opoly - Main Steet 11 (an author born before 1955).

Pages: 228 (Kindle version - number of pages found on Amazon)




On to the next roll...