Flowers for Algernon

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Average vote of 2824
| 28 total contributions of which 23 reviews , 5 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Wrote 6/21/18
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes is one of those books which every literate person should be familiar with, at least to the extent of knowing the basic plot. It has been taught in schools, and has been challenged for being inappropriate. Flowers...Continua
Wrote 10/6/16
Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68. He works at a bakery and he goes to nightly classes for special needs adults, but he is discouraged by his inability to understand other people’s conversations and moreover he can't learn to read and write. He doesn't...Continua
Wrote 2/9/14

I wish I could give it ten stars! It makes you cry it makes you life it makes you throw it at the wall because you want believe in what's happening. You'll read it in one go and it shall leave you dazzled

Wrote 9/1/13
E’ una storia struggente, soprattutto per il modo in cui è narrata, direttamente descritta dal protagonista che tiene un diario per descrivere i progressi dell’esperimento che ha subito. Scritto negli anni ’60, capace ancora di far riflettere senza e...Continua
Wrote 8/24/13

Incredibili profondità di argomenti e performance stilistica.
L'idea è abbastanza semplice, ma sviluppata in modo perfetto.
Scorrevole e commovente.

Wrote Jan 15, 2019, 14:15
"Ho imparato che la sola intelligenza non significa un corno di niente. Qui nella sua università, l'intelligenza, la cultura, la conoscenza, sono diventate tutte grandi idoli. Ma io so adesso che vuoi tutti avete trascurato una cosa: l'intelligenza e...Continua
Wrote Mar 23, 2017, 03:31
But she shouldn't have picked up the broken records and the music and the book and put them all neatly into a box. That made me furious. I don't want anyone to touch any of those things. I want to see them pile up. I want them to remind me of what I'...Continua
Wrote Mar 22, 2017, 16:23
Somehow, getting drunk had momentarily broken down the conscious barriers that kept the old Charlie Gordon hidden deep in my mind. As I suspected all along, he was not really gone. Nothing in our minds is ever really gone. The operation had covered h...Continua
Wrote Mar 21, 2017, 05:28
You've got a superb mind now, intelligence that can't really be calculated, more knowledge absorbed by now than most people pick up in a long lifetime. But you're lopsided. You know things. You see things. But you haven't developed understanding, or-...Continua
Wrote Mar 21, 2017, 04:46
Charlie, you amaze me. In some ways you're so advanced, and yet when it comes to making a decision, you're still a child. I can't decide for you, Charlie. The answer can't be found in books- or be solved by bringing it to other people. Not unless you...Continua

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