doctorow at June 19th, 2014 10:01 — #1
randywalters at June 19th, 2014 10:37 — #2
I first read the short story in 1965 or so, when I was only 10. I still remember it as being one of the saddest stories I've ever read; it just wiped me out as a child, and the memory of the terrible, irreversible loss still defines the way I look at (and fear) the possibility of stroke or Alzheimer's Disease.
dthree at June 19th, 2014 20:38 — #3
Brilliant, memorable book. Can't agree about the movie though; compared to the book the film is dumbed-down and very dated.
pjcamp at June 19th, 2014 23:00 — #4
I found the novella version much more powerful since it could be read easily in one go. That and Keith Roberts' Pavane were the first indications I ever got as a kid of science fiction as literary.
kimmo at June 19th, 2014 23:24 — #5
It's been a long time since I read it, and it's an absolute masterpiece, so I'm not sure if I've read it twice, or just the once...
IMO SF is as good as fiction gets, and Flowers for Algernon is as good as SF gets. Vale Keyes.
tropo at June 20th, 2014 02:35 — #6
A milestone book for me way back. Etched in my mind to this day.
doctorow at June 24th, 2014 10:01 — #7
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