The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes - until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental tranformation preceded his, fades and dies, and ...
The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes - until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental tranformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.
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New. 311 pages. Book in new condition--from my store inventory. The Academy Award winning movie Charly was made from this book--the story of Charlie Gordon, born with a very low IQ. A surgery has been perfected which has been successful when performed on a lab mouse named Algernon. Charlie undergoes the surgery and his intelligence begins to rise. But when Algernon starts to degenerate, the whole experiment is called into question. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 9. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 10 oz. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 015603008X. ISBN/EAN: 9780156030083. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 603031.
I personally did not enjoy this book. It was cleverly written. I like my books to have a little more action. Others in the book club rated this a little more highly as it dealt with feelings and emotions.
Jul 14, 2007
Indescribably original, moving piece of fiction.
Meet Charlie Gordon. He is just like you and me, set aside the fact that he was born with a very low IQ. The novel flows as his personnal journal entries, as he is ultimetly chosen for an expirimental brain sugery to increase his intelligence. Follow along his amazing journey through his world, and you will forver be touched. See through his eyes, in this suspensful and unbelievable tale of love, learning and loss. Charlie Gordon will be a character, not soon forgotton. This will be a novel that will be read from generation to generation.
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