BOOK/MOVIE: Flowers For Algernon

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May 4th, 2006 at 09:07pm
Awesome book. Very insightful. It's one of my favorite books of all time...I haven't seen the movie yet though...but I hear it's good. Smile

Flowers for Algernon is the journal of Charlie Gordon, a mentally retarded adult who becomes a genius after undergoing a brain operation. Keyes gives Charlie Gordon a voice that conveys the full range of emotions Charlie experiences before and after the operation. Keyes conveys the drama with such intensity that it becomes almost painful to listen: the yearning of an amiable adult who longs to be as smart as those around him, the pain of the transformed man who must live with the newfound memories of cruel childhood rejection, and finally the horror of his diminishing intellectual capacity. Flowers for Algernon has been popular in all its formats√źshort story, television drama, movie and novel.

No. Not my summary.

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May 5th, 2006 at 05:00pm
The movie is actually not as good as the book. I started crying at the end of the novel.

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One of my favorites. <3
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May 5th, 2006 at 06:19pm
I read the movie, shame what happens to Charlie. He was such a nice guy...I did not see the movie though..
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May 5th, 2006 at 07:48pm
I dont really lihe the movie, but the book is very good!

The movie misses a lot of the important parts of the stories and concentrates to much on Charlie and Miss Killians little romance
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May 5th, 2006 at 07:49pm
Valkyrie_Missile:
I read the movie, shame what happens to Charlie. He was such a nice guy...I did not see the movie though..


you read the movie did you Sean? Laughing
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May 5th, 2006 at 08:37pm
I read that last year, it was so sad.
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December 31st, 2006 at 12:45am
that's a good book.
i read it in 8th grade. i really enjoyed it.
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December 31st, 2006 at 02:34pm
I read this for school a couple times. It actually wasn't bad. Basically the only one that wasn't horribly boring. haha.
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January 8th, 2007 at 10:24am
trk

I had to study this for school..
Maybe it was the manner in which the teacher went about
the set work attached to reading/watching the movie but personally..

I hated it.
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January 11th, 2007 at 10:53am
Oooh! We did this in class in eighth grade. I loved it. Everyone loved it. Four of us (including me) were in tears when we read Charlie's note. And it was like "awwwwwwww" x 1323213. I love it so much. The movie was sad too. Especially in the beginning when they stuff the stuff in his work locker...Sad

There was a story on here that was a play on FFA. Its called Living Life A Little Differently. Billie Joe plays Charlie's part. Adrienne is the teacher. Mike is her boyfriend. Tre is a meanie-face that makes Billie's life hell.
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June 13th, 2007 at 04:12pm
sad.


sad sad sad sad sad.
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June 14th, 2007 at 08:03pm
Dude, the actor who played Uncle Ben in Superman was Charlie in the movie.
lmfao

But I loved every bit of this book. I laughed, cried and laughed and cried some more.
My favorite book of all time.
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June 14th, 2007 at 10:54pm
I recently read this book a few weeks ago and I loved every page of it. It's definitely one of my favorite books now. The ending was sad and heartbreaking which was just...beautiful.

I have yet to watch the movie though, is it as good as the book?
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June 15th, 2007 at 02:31am
I read it for Theater Arts. I didn't read the whole book, I don't know whether it was shortened or what, but it made me sad either way. As for the movie, if you mean the trippy '60's version, we watched it in my class too, and it really freaked me out. I didn't care for the movie. I actually had to do a debate on it, too, and I had to do the cons for the surgery and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.
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