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Reviews of Flowers for Algernon (1959)

Review by voralfred (2007-10-02) Contains spoilers. View anyway.

Well, I think that I never read the novella. What I read was, if I remember correctly, the novel, which I just reviewed. But the story is the same. The theme of the half-witted Charlie Gordon, becoming a genius thanks to a treatment that is only efficient for a short time, who understands it better than the physicians that invented it, who realises he will unavoidably revert to his idiocy, is extremely powerful. It is a very strong and hard topic, and I just suppose the novella is as well-written as the full-length novel.

(This review refers to the 1959 version titled “Flowers for Algernon”)

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