Saturday, January 14, 2017
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Charlie is a mentally challenged adult working as a janitor in a factory.
One day he has the opportunity to have an operation that will make him smart.
Throughout the story he is compared to a lab mouse, Algernon, who has had the same operation before Charlie.
You already know how this will go; whatever happens to the mouse eventually happens to Charlie.
The story was gentle, hopeful and tragic.
It was a terrific read.
But now I feel I need a breath of fresh air.
Daniel Keyes - http://www.danielkeyesauthor.com/dksbio.html
And - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Keyes