Saturday, April 18, 2015

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

My rating: 4.8

Like so many from my generation, I read this book back in school.  I remembered enjoying it so thought I would reread this classic.

This is the story a mentally disabled man, Charlie, and a little mouse named Algernon and both of them going through an experimental procedure.  A lot of this story is told through Charlie's poignant diary entries

Wow.  So many emotions from this book.  Human nature, personality, development, societal expectations and more.

As much as I enjoyed it back then, I am sure I didn't appreciate the depth of this book so I am very glad that I reread this and may make it my selection for a future book club.

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