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    DescriptionCharlie 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.


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    Title
    Flowers for Algernon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Keyes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 166 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857989380
    ISBN 10: 1857989384
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: AMER3740, ENGM1040
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Gollancz
    Publication date
    13 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review text
    For lovers of Science Fiction, this story, in its original short story form was always a special kind of tour de force, a classic to be given to people you were trying to convert to the genre. Now, and regretfully, unfortunately, it has been turned into a full novel which in turn is being made into a motion picture. The idea is still unique. It's still Charlie Gordon's journal starting from "progris riport 1 martch 3"..."Dr. Strauss says I should rite down what I think and remembir and every thing that happens to me from now on." And it's still the tormented story of a human being with a low intellect, who has a passion for learning and who is used as a guinea pig in an experiment designed to triple the I.Q. It is still the story of the adjustment of a man who swings from one end of the intelligence scale to the far other. But now, oh what Freudian psychoses riddle the pages of the Progress Reports. What shapely Hollywooden scenes come to view. What bastardization of what was once so beautifully put. The beginning and end seem relatively untouched and remain striking in their simplicity (the end is a real tear jerker). The middle section is saved only by the relatively few scenes with Algernon, the guinea pig mouse Charlie used to race with. (Kirkus Reviews)