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Flowers For Algernon

Flowers For Algernon

The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence

Charlie 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 transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.
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Nebula Award, 1967

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 15th November 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780575088498

Reviews

This is one of the greats: a story and a central character that have stayed with me for thirty years, from the first moment I picked it up
Conn Iggulden
A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking, and utterly, completely brilliant
Guardian
A timeless tearjerker
Independent
Excellent . . . extremely moving
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Unflinchingly honest . . . it will make you reflect on your own life . . . and completely and utterly break your heart
Guardian Online
A narrative tour de force, very moving, beautiful and remorseless in its simple logic
Science Fiction, 100 Best Novels
Strikingly original
Publishers Weekly
A tale that is convincing, suspectful and touching
New York Times