Christmas Challenge 9. A classic: The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

“You are infamous, absolutely infamous!”

Full of philosophies on life, The Picture of Dorian Gray is deliciously wordy but rather slow in pace. I mean the portrait doesn’t begin to change until you are 80 pages in and the book itself is only 200 pages long. And while this does convey the insidious nature of influence and corruption, the theories that are continually put forth were getting elaborately repetitive. I was desperate for a bit of drama by the time the plot started to heat up but once it did, I was hooked. So overall it was an interesting read and if I had to write an essay on it I’d probably have plenty to say which is perhaps part of my problem. It generally seemed more geared towards study than anything else.

Hmm, serious mixed feelings about this one guys.


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