1. Post #1
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    Aven's Avatar
    July 2006
    185 Posts
    Written by Daniel Keyes in 1958, Flowers for Algernon is about a mentally challenged (read: retarded) man who works a menial job, and who was chosen to undergo a surgery to increase his intelligence threefold. I don't want to spoil the story by telling any more of it, but bad things happen. :3:

    Has anyone else read the novel or short story, and if so, did you enjoy it?

    Link below to the short story.


    READ THE STORY IN THE LINK FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP IF YOU DON'T WANT IT RUINED.
    Link to short story.:
    http://flowers-4-algernon.blogspot.c...ax-results=100

  2. Post #2
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    This book made me fucking laugh.

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    The_Naysayer's Avatar
    June 2007
    307 Posts
    A friend of mine suggested this to me a while ago and I read it.

    Definitely one of my favorite short stories... which are all science fiction, coincidentally. Having a science fiction treasury will do that.

  4. Post #4
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    Doriol's Avatar
    January 2009
    6,484 Posts
    Good story, shitty film adaption.

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    Jmax's Avatar
    February 2008
    392 Posts
    Good story, shitty film adaption.
    I agree

  6. Post #6
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    limulus54's Avatar
    August 2008
    3,826 Posts
    old. like really, really old. everyone I know had to read this in middle school.

  7. Post #7
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    Phreebird's Avatar
    April 2009
    396 Posts
    It was a great story. I cried :(

  8. Post #8
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
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    I read it in English this year, it was sad. Really deep stuff.

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    July 2007
    64 Posts
    I read it in English this year, it was sad. Really deep stuff.
    Same, except my teacher made us overanalyze it to death, looking for symbols and shit.

    An excellent story though.

  10. Post #10
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    protoAuthor's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,913 Posts
    I love this story, even moreso because I read it for fun.

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    person11's Avatar
    July 2006
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    It was expanded into a book, which was good, until I had to study it.

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    uber sky's Avatar
    April 2009
    275 Posts
    I remember reading this is middle school and crying at the end, I just recently re-read the book and I felt really sad. Such a good book.

  13. Post #13
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    July 2006
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    I love that story, I read it in eighth grade in my english textbook. I forgot all about this, I had meant to see if it was longer.

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    Col. Mandrake's Avatar
    April 2009
    891 Posts
    I lobed thatt stori.
    I luvd that storee.
    I loved that story.
    :3:

  15. Post #15

    July 2009
    124 Posts
    A sad story, very touching.

  16. Post #16
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    April 2008
    797 Posts
    The movie has one scene that makes you wonder if you had some shrooms slipped into your last meal. But a great story, for sure.

  17. Post #17
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    salty peanut's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,819 Posts
    Read it in english class

    I was all "what" because I had no idea what the fuck was going on, I think I'll read it again

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    Cold Blood's Avatar
    July 2006
    158 Posts
    Read the book.
    Seen the movie.
    Did a play on it in our theatre class. I played Joe, the baker.

    I happen to like the story and thought the movie was decent.
    Overall I suggest people to read it, because it's an interesting, little book.

  19. Post #19
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    gonedead0's Avatar
    May 2007
    952 Posts
    I read this in English Class, good book. Daniel Keyes' style of writing is hilarious.

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    OhSnap!'s Avatar
    December 2008
    948 Posts
    Its a sad fucking book... poor mousy :0

  21. Post #21
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    OogalaBoogal's Avatar
    November 2008
    4,070 Posts
    This book made me sad. I read it in grade 5. It got me thinking about mental diseases a whole different way.

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    Jessesmith11's Avatar
    September 2007
    541 Posts
    i read the book
    it was amazing

    i watched the movie
    it was fucking shit

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    June 2009
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    I remember we read this in seventh grade, of course, everyone was laughing their ass off...

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    Titan!'s Avatar
    May 2007
    190 Posts
    This was sad :(

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    TheDestroyerOfall's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Same, except my teacher made us overanalyze it to death, looking for symbols and shit.

    An excellent story though.
    Mr.Ganz :mad:

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    its shortie's Avatar
    August 2008
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    I read this in eighth grade. It was an amazing story.

  27. Post #27
    Slig army's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,287 Posts
    Written by Daniel Keyes in 1958, Flowers for Algernon is about a mentally challenged (read: retarded) man who works a menial job, and who was chosen to undergo a surgery to increase his intelligence threefold. I don't want to spoil the story by telling any more of it, but bad things happen. :3:

    Has anyone else read the novel or short story, and if so, did you enjoy it?

    Link below to the short story.


    READ THE STORY IN THE LINK FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP IF YOU DON'T WANT IT RUINED.
    Link to short story.:
    http://flowers-4-algernon.blogspot.c...ax-results=100
    Isn't your avatar from that House animation?

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    Chunk3ym4n's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,147 Posts
    I read the book to. Made me feel sad for him in the end.

  29. Post #29
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    Aven's Avatar
    July 2006
    185 Posts
    Isn't your avatar from that House animation?

    Why yes, yes it is.
    It's called "Hosue [sic]" :3:

  30. Post #30
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    November 2007
    7,239 Posts
    This is a literary legend.

    I read this years ago. Brought back a few memories.

  31. Post #31
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    Aven's Avatar
    July 2006
    185 Posts
    It brought a tear to my eye. :'(

  32. Post #32
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    February 2009
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    I read this story a couple of years ago. It's definetly a sad tale. I wished it would've had a better ending than the guy going back to being retarded and not getting the girl, but I guess it couldn't be helped. Atleast the guy ends up being happy.

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    SilverHammer's Avatar
    April 2006
    4,604 Posts
    I read this in like

    6th grade I think

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    sibelius's Avatar
    June 2009
    109 Posts
    love the novel, never saw the movie but heard it blew.

  35. Post #35
    Dennab
    December 2007
    221 Posts
    THis was a really good book, read it last year. It had some very funny parts, but he acted like a retard for feeling bad and not wanting to get some pussy...

    His woman friend through herself at him like 100 times...and he was like: "no!! Im sexually retarded!!!"

  36. Post #36
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    compwhizii's Avatar
    February 2007
    8,443 Posts
    We read this last year. It was meh.

  37. Post #37
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    skidude28's Avatar
    January 2007
    1,327 Posts
    I read it in 8th grade. It was boring as fuck.

  38. Post #38
    sibelius's Avatar
    June 2009
    109 Posts
    I love this story, even moreso because I read it for fun.
    same here, it was this or the man in the iron mask, which was quite confusing at the begining.

  39. Post #39
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    August 2005
    14,054 Posts
    I read it in Middle School, one of the best stories I've ever read. The ending had me in tears D:

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    CP doesn't necessarily have to have a victim, it's just that 99.9% of the time it does. The thing with pedos is that they've been demonized to be horrible no matter what, and I don't think that's the case.
    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
    16,101 Posts
    Read it in english.

    I liked it a lot more before I had to do classwork, because writing letters and diary entries in the first person kind of ruins the story for me.