Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 311 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 58 minutes
First Published: 1959
Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.
As the treatment takes effect, Charlie’s intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?
Quotes from Flowers for Algernon
I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.
I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.
Its easy to make frends if you let pepul laff at you.
Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.
About Daniel Keyes
Daniel Keyes was an American author best known for his Hugo award-winning short story and Nebula award-winning novel Flowers for Algernon. Keyes died in 2014 at the age of 86.