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Old 19 June 2014, 08:28 PM
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Default Daniel Keyes, author of the classic book ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ dies at 86

Daniel Keyes, the author of the enduring classic “Flowers for Algernon,” the fictional account of a mouse and a man whose IQs are artificially, temporarily and tragically increased, died June 15 at his home in southern Florida. He was 86.

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2014 has been a rough year for writers so far. (Daniel Keyes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Maya Angelou...)

I love "Flowers for Algernon." I remember sobbing when I finished reading it for the first time. I think I was fourteen. My dad had also read it, so he was very sympathetic.
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"Flowers for Algernon" remains one of my favorite long short story/novella-type things, right beside "Harrison Bergeron".
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I agree with you, she-geek. I loved the short story. I did not like the full novel quite as much. It might have been a little too adult for me. But the short story packed a wallop.
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