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Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (391 ratings)
Length: 288 pages5 hours

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The compelling story of a mentally disabled man who undergoes an experiment to increase his intelligence, essentially to match that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. Charlie Gordon agrees to have this procedure to further the research, and he transforms from barely a functioning person to someone who has superhuman intelligence. He tells his story through a series of diary entries, a compelling story of discovery, understanding, and fear.

After the procedure, Gordon becomes more intelligent than the doctors who performed the operation. Everything is positive, and everyone is happy with his metamorphosis until Algernon begins a sudden, unexpected deterioration.

What will become of Charlie? Will he experience the same spiraling decline into death, suffering the same fate as Algernon? He could possibly help himself before it is too late, but does he want to?

A book of understanding, of understanding limits, and of pursuing only noble goals, Flowers for Algernon is groundbreaking in its execution.
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Flowers for Algernon

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Book Information

Flowers for Algernon

Ratings:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (391 ratings)
Length: 288 pages5 hours

Description

The compelling story of a mentally disabled man who undergoes an experiment to increase his intelligence, essentially to match that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. Charlie Gordon agrees to have this procedure to further the research, and he transforms from barely a functioning person to someone who has superhuman intelligence. He tells his story through a series of diary entries, a compelling story of discovery, understanding, and fear.

After the procedure, Gordon becomes more intelligent than the doctors who performed the operation. Everything is positive, and everyone is happy with his metamorphosis until Algernon begins a sudden, unexpected deterioration.

What will become of Charlie? Will he experience the same spiraling decline into death, suffering the same fate as Algernon? He could possibly help himself before it is too late, but does he want to?

A book of understanding, of understanding limits, and of pursuing only noble goals, Flowers for Algernon is groundbreaking in its execution.
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