Flowers For Algernon

Flowers For Algernon

Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 27/10/2022
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Flowers For Algernon
A captivating story written in another time
Written from the perspective of a diary by a young man with severe learning difficulties gets brain surgery and rapidly develops to surpass even the scient... READ MORE
Jimbo James


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.

Winner of the 1960 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and subsequently expanded into a Hugo-nominated novel, Flowers for Algernon earned Daniel Keyes the honour of SFWA Author Emeritus in 2000 for his contribution to Science Fiction and Fantasy.

'Heartbreaking and beautiful. Required reading, as far as I am concerned' - Wil Wheaton
'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking, and utterly, completely brilliant' - The Guardian
'Excellent . . . extremely moving' - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

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  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781399607766
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 231g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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Flowers For Algernon
Emotional masterpiece
incredible. Just incredible. Beautifully written. An emotional story where you’ll fall in love and cry.
Sophie Story
Flowers For Algernon
An Amazing Read!
Truly a masterpiece of a book . Short but sweet and so incredibly written! Honestly I recommend this to anyone who’s into sci-fi stuff or is wanting to get... READ MORE
Austeja Kazakeviciute