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Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Published August 27, 2022

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

What a great idea for a story, a fascinating journey into discovering what intelligence is and what effect it can have on your life - whether you have it or you don’t, and what happens when you go from one to the other. I loved how the writing improved as the intelligence did, gradually spelling mistakes went away and the vocabulary increased massively… and then the same in reverse. I thought the book was a bit stretched out, you could sort of tell it was originally a short story that was elongated, but considering how long ago it was written, it stands the test of time amazingly well.