Uno dei grandi romanzi del XX secolo. Un capolavoro della narrativa di anticipazione
Algernon è un topo, ma non un topo qualunque. Con un'audace operazione, uno scienziato ha triplicato il suo QI, rendendolo forse più intelligente di alcuni esseri umani. Di certo più di Charlie Gordon, che fino all'età di trentadue anni, ha vissuto nella dolorosa consapevolezza di non essere molto... sveglio. Ma cosa succederà quando la stessa operazione verrà effettuata su Charlie? Quale sorte accomunerà la sua esistenza e quella del fedele amico Algernon?
Fiori per Algernon è ormai considerato uno dei grandi romanzi del XX secolo, un capolavoro della narrativa di anticipazione: il diario di un uomo che «voleva soltanto essere come gli altri», un romanzo definito dal New York Times «magistrale e profondamente toccante», un'opera che ha ispirato film, serie televisive, musical, che ha vinto il Premio Hugo e il Premio Nebula e ha venduto oltre cinque milioni di copie nel mondo.
- ISBN: 8850241917
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 314
I am finding it hard to put into words the vast range of emotions I experienced while reading this tale of hope, perseverance, truth and humanity. When it comes to science fiction in general, I would hesitate before declaring myself a fan. The books I have enjoyed most from this genre tend to be the Leggi tutto
Heartbreaking and beautiful. Required reading, as far as I am concerned.
All I knew about this classic when I went into was that it was about a mouse. Clearly I knew nothing. You're watching Charlie, the main character, go through an experimental procedure that increases his IQ. The whole book, written in diary entries, let us see how it affects his life and how he struggl Leggi tutto
Wow I'm so glad I finally read it. I had only read passages of it before but it was totally with sitting and reading the whole thing through. I don't even know what to say I can't stop crying because of how things are for Charlie and I guess I just wish that they way he was treated wasnt so close to Leggi tutto
Well, that was depressing. (ETA:Across social media, people are asking me how I got out of high school without reading this book — I didn't go to high school. I left after a partial year.) (look, don't do as I do, do as I say: STAY IN SCHOOL)
I read this 2 years ago, before I started writing more detailed reviews. I am not planning to modify my thoughts from back then but I want to add my father's thoughts. I gifted this book to him last Christmas and he finally got to read it. He was as deeply moved by this magnificent heart wrenching n Leggi tutto
I first read this book in 8th grade, in my english class. I remembered enjoying it, being fascinated in how the author painted the picture that I really was reading Charlie's journal by use of spelling, grammar and punctuation related to the level Charlie was at when writing the entries. What I didn Leggi tutto
Captivating and heartbreaking. Daniel Keyes 1958 novel about an intellectually disabled man who, through an experimental medical procedure, gains genius level IQ is a classic of science fiction. Charlie Gordon began attending classes at night for “retarded adults” so that he could learn to read and to Leggi tutto
When Charlie Gordon, a mentally disabled man, undergoes an experiment to increase his intelligence, his life changes in ways he never imagined. But will the intelligence increase be permanent. I first became aware of Flowers for Algernon when it was mentioned in an episode of Newsradio. I forgot abou Leggi tutto
While this is clearly speculative fiction, the point of Flowers for Algernon isn't the technology that lets Charlie become more intelligent but rather how people react to him, both before and afterwards, as his perceptions of the world change. This is, in part, a sharp rebuke of the way that the men Leggi tutto
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