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Flowers For Algernon – Daniel Keyes

29 Jan

Challenges – BCF February Reading Circle
Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Synopsis – 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 tranformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.

My thoughts – I dont want to go into too much detail until the february reading circle but i really enjoyed this book. It actually made me cry at the end! i thought it was a fantastic read and would highly recommend it. More thoughts to come in the february reading circle 😀

Rating – 4/5

Daniel Keyes Books!

28 Jan

1 – Flowers for Algernon (1966)

2 – The Touch (1968)

3 – The Fifth Sally (1980)

4 – Until Death . . . (1994)

5 – The Asylum Prophecies (2009)

6 – Daniel Keyes Collected Stories (1989)

7 – The Minds of Billy Milligan (1981)

8 – The Milligan Wars (1994)

9 – Unvailing Claudia: A true story of serial murder (1981)

10 – Algernon, Charlie and I: A Writers Journey (1999)

11 – Precident (1962)

12 – Robot Unwanted (1952)

13 – Something Borrowed (1952)

14 – The Trouble with Elmo (1952)

15 – Crazy Maro (1960)

16 – A Jury of its Peers (1963)

17 – The Quality of Mercy (1966)

18 – Spellbinder (1976)

19 – Mama’s Girl (1992)

WWW Wednesdays (26th Jan 2011)

26 Jan

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme held over on Should Be Reading. To play along just answer the following questions 😀

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading Four Play by Fiona Walker. I’ve actually been reading this for a week, my reading mojo having gone a bit AWOL 😦 I’m enjoying this book a bit more now, to start with the amount of characters in it was overwhelming and i still cannot understand how some of them fit in with each other. Hopefully i will get this finished in the next couple of days.

 

What did you recently finish reading?

Only the one book in a week 😦 This was Isobel’s Wedding By Sheila O’Flanagan. I really did not like this book. For me the ending really really ruined it. It seemed to against everything Isobel wanted in the book and was justifying. Unfortunatly i think this book has contributed to my loss of mojo.

 

 

What do you think you will read next?

The next book I’m going to read is Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. This is for the February reading Circle over on the Book Club Forum which ive wanted to take part in for a while and its also on some of my reading challenge lists.