Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - New Film AdaptationSubmitted by Chris Comotellamski on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:52
I recommend the original 1966 edition of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A new interpretation of the film has recently been made:
"Charlie Gordon is a thirty-two year old retarded man. He works at Donner's Bakery and attends reading classes at the Beekman College Center for Retarded Adults. Recognizing Charlie as a hard-working and friendly young man, doctors at Beekman College choose him for an experimental brain operation that raises his IQ of 68 to that of a genius. Charlie's intellectual progress is astounding; he learns obscure languages and performs complex mathematical equations. This intelligence comes with a price, however."...