I finished reading this book last night. I read very little science fiction. I think most of it is just silly. But I found Flowers for Algernon very convincing and, in a perverse way, quite endearing. I have not read anything by Daniel Keyes before but I think I shall seek out some of his other offerings.
If you’ve not read this book, I recommend you give it a go.
I saw this film last night and really enjoyed it. If you haven’t seen it, then I commend it to you. It deals with life and death, love and lust, and growing up. It reminded me a little of “Alfie” (Michael Caine or Jude Law) as it’s a serious treatment of the same subject. The acting of both Ben Kingsley and Penélope Cruz is first class, and the whole film is thoughtfully put together by Spanish director Isabel Coixet. Philip Roth wrote the original novel, (The Dying Animal) on which it is based.