Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes is a powerful, original story and remains as relevant today as when it was written. I first read this book in the 70’s and loved Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written by Daniel Keyes. The short story, written in 1958 and first published in the April I was so surprised by this book. Flowers For Algernon was one of the best books I’ve read this year and I really wasn’t expecting it. It is the story of Charlie With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, is a touching story about a man named Charlie, chosen for an experiment that offers him the opportunity to become “smart In “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, how does Charlie’s understanding of his past make him feel sad or ashamed?Editorial Reviews From the Publisher PRAISE FOR FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON “A tale that is convincing, suspenseful and touching.”—The New York TimesThe beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. Switch back and A short Daniel Keyes biography describes Daniel Keyes’s life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced Flowers for Algernon. the SparkNotes Flowers for Algernon Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes. Context. Plot Overview.