Daniel Keyes - Flowers For Algernon - Orion Publishing Group

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Flowers For Algernon

By Daniel Keyes
Read by Adam Sims

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One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time

'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking' Guardian

Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatement turns him into a genius.

Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie?

Read by Adam Sims
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Biographical Notes

Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and has worked as a merchant seaman, editor and university lecturer. He has published two other novels, but Flowers for Algernon remains his best known work.

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  • ISBN: 9781409176305
  • Publication date: 17 Aug 2017
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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