Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for AlgernonFlowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite books of all time. I loved everything about it, from the beginning quote to the end. It was sad, haunting, touching, and at times hilarious. Watching the main character's slow yet dramatic transformation was captivating. And watching him revert to his former self, but worse for the experience, was heartbreaking. This book made me cry, which is a difficult feat. I could not put it down the whole time I was reading it. To this day I remember this story vividly--it's one that sticks with you forever, I think. It's also very well written, dense, and literary. The way it's written, starting from very simple to more complex, let's you follow the journey the character undergoes. I can't think of one thing wrong with this book.

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  1. One of those books I've wanted to get to for a long time, but just haven't yet. Now I have added motivation :) Thanks for the great review!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  2. In 8th grade I remember reading excerpts from this book but I haven't read the whole thing. I definitely should, though, I remember loving what bits I read.

  3. Dude - You need to have your Amazon book linked from your blog!! (Let me know if you need help - it's really easy!)