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Flowers for Algernon

by Daniel Keyes

Author: Daniel Keyes

Comics & Graphic Novels » Graphic Novels

Language: English

Added by: R. Thornton


In this classic story that inspired the hit movie Charlie, Charlie Gordon, a retarded adult who cleans floors and toilets, becomes a genius through an experimental operation

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ISBN: 0156030306
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...can't have him here." Dad was pulling Mom out of the principal's office, and she was shouting and crying too. I didn't see her face, but her big red teardrops kept splashing down on me... . This morning I could recall the dream, but now there's more than that-I can remember through the blur, back to when I was six years old and it all happened. Just before Norma was born. I see Mom, a thin, dark-haired woman who talks too fast and uses her hands too much. As always her face is blurred. Her hair is up in a bun, and her hand goes to touch it, pat it smooth, as if she has to make sure it's still there. I remember that she was always fluttering like a big, white bird-around my father, and he too heavy and tired to escape her pecking. I see Charlie, standing in the center of the kitchen, playing with his spinner, bright colored beads and rings threaded on a string. He holds the string up in one hand turns the rings so they wind and unwind in bright spinning flashes. He spends long hours...

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All comments: 5

11 Mar 2011 01:26:57

An awesome novel! I think everyone should hear it at least once in their life!


05 Jan 2011 03:03:03

I also need to read it again

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17 Nov 2010 02:35:29

Agree with the upstair.


15 Nov 2010 13:12:36

i need to read it again


15 Nov 2010 13:10:14

good good

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I don't feel as if I'm accomplishing anything. I don't understand about myself or my past. I don't even know where my parents are, or what they look like. Do you know that when I see them in a flash of memory or in a dream the faces are a blur? I want to see their expressions.


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"I'm confused. I don't know what I know any more. "


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that I've never experienced anything like this before. How does a person go about learning how to act toward another person? How does a man learn how to behave toward a woman? The books don't help much

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