A question about a book.
There was this book I saw on Amazon a while ago, and it was about a mentally chanallnged boy who, by some means, becomes intelligent. However, after he gains his intelligence he just kind of realizes what dicks people have been to him, whereas before he was blissfully ignorant. This is a pretty shitty summary of the book, but I lost my 'To Read' list when my computer crashed.
Never mind, I just googled it and found it. Flowers for Algernon was the book I was thinking of. Even though I answered my question, I'm still posting this thread because I already spent a minute or so on this post.
Have any of you read that book by chance?
Also, some similar books would be nice. Not necessarily the exact same topic, but just any books that really make you think about the world in a different light.
A becon of hope rises
Spoiler: he is a wizard harry.
the rhapsody in blue
Emily Dickenson writes stories that play with your perspectives that way. Obviously not gonna be Brain Chemical stories, but they're subversive in some of the same ways as Flowers.
'The Things They Carried' by Tim O'Brien is very much a reality-fuck, though. Excellent read. It will physically piss you off, and/or you will love it.
big fucking deal
I've had to read the book like seven times and I still think it sucks.
Talk Shit Get Hit
Set by the wonderful Tempest
I read that book back in school, I liked it, pretty sad though.