Gėlės Aldžernonui: romanas
BlurbGeles Aldzernonui" - labiausiai ispopuliarejes JAV rasytojo, diplomuoto psichologo Danielo Kyzo kurinys. Uz to paties pavadinimo apsakyma 1959 m. autorius gavo "Hugo" apdovanojima, o 1966 m., ispletojus apsakymo siuzeta, parasytas romanas pelne "Nebula". Nuo to laiko romanas vien JAV pakartotinai isleistas 58 kartus, taip pat isverstas i 21 kalba. Knygos herojus Carlis Gordonas netrukus leisis i zmonijos istorijoje neregeta kelione. Ji, gimusi su neiprastai zemu intelekto koeficientu, mokslininkai pasirenka kaip tinkamiausia kandidata bandomajai operacijai tikedamiesi, kad ji padidins Carlio proto galia. Analogiska procedura, atlikta su bandomaja pele, vardu Aldzernonas, dave labai geru rezultatu. Eksperimentas pavyksta, Carlio protiniai gebejimai isauga tiek, kad pranoksta net gydytoju, sumaniusiu sia metamorfoze. Atrodo, mokslininkai padare milziniskos svarbos atradima. Taciau... ar lengva pakeisti lemti? Kas laukia Carlio toliau? "Geles Aldzernonui" - jaudinantis pasakojimas apie zmogu, kuriam per keleta menesiu tenka nueiti viso gyvenimo kelia.
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A beautifully written book that, through the eyes of its narrator Charlie, deals with the question: does being smarter make you happier? Charlie is a man in his early 30s with an IQ of 68. He is chosen for a pioneering scientific experiment that will increase his intelligence, mainly because of his mild and friendly nature and desire to learn. So far, the experiment has only been attempted on a mouse named Algernon. When the experiment is successful, Charlie has to navigate through life with the knowledge of a genius, but the emotional maturity of a child. Through his honest, simple narrative, we begin to see that gaining intelligence is not without its flaws. He makes some bald and heart wrenching observations about himself and others. Algernon is only a mouse. Will the results of the experiment last?
This is honestly one of, if not the best book that I've ever read. Keyes manages to get you to fully understand who Charlie is, how he thinks, what he wants, and why he wants. We get to know him inside and out before anything good, or bad happens to him. The way he intertwines this unique yet brilliant style of narrative with the amazingly sympathetic character that Charlie is only makes the book that much more amazing. This is a must-read.