This novel was recommended me by someone from the bookclub after reading Flowers for Algernon. It promised a similar exploration of the effects of intelligence on the social life of the protagonist. The first half of the book was really great and was five-star material. There was lots of unique, absurdists ideas that were great to explore. The pacing was quick and I could relate to the main character in various ways. However, half-way into the book, when the downfall started to happen, I thought the book was going a bit to quick. Even though I disliked the course the book took, I think with some extra pages they could be explained better and it might have made more sense. Now it didn’t do so much, and that is a pity, because I felt like this could be one of my all-time favourite books.