Overdue

A podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Updates Mondays.

Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

 

Episode 025 - Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon
By Daniel Keyes

Intelligence is a wonderful thing, but as this week's book shows us it isn't the only  thing. In Daniel Keyes' classic, developmentally disabled man Charlie Gordon is transformed into a genius basically overnight, but his emotional growth can't quite keep pace with his intellectual growth. It doesn't help matters that his transformation ultimately proves to be temporary.

It's a deeply moving story, but it's not uplifting. Everyone just try to be happy, OK?