Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes

fiction science fiction emotional reflective slow-paced

311 pages | first published 1959

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The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental p...
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Moods

emotional 85%
sad 78%
reflective 72%
challenging 27%
dark 24%
inspiring 19%
hopeful 14%
tense 11%
informative 8%
funny 4%
adventurous 2%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 22%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.11

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