Episode 025 - Flowers for Algernon

8/5/2013

Intelligence is a wonderful thing, but as this week's book shows us it

isn't the only thing. In Daniel Keyes' classic, developmentally disabled

man Charlie Gordon is transformed into a genius basically overnight, but

his emotional growth can't quite keep pace with his intellectual growth. It

doesn't help matters that his transformation ultimately proves to be

temporary.

It's a deeply moving story, but it's not uplifting. Everyone just try to be

happy, OK?