Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
Everybody knows the story, so I'm not going to say much. I was not a fan this time around (I read it years ago in college). The character that was pretty interesting was Lord Henry, and you don't get to know him well at all. He never says anything that isn't a well-polished epigram, and he manipulates people as a hobby. He is truly, seriously evil behind his facade, and you'll never know him.
Or maybe you do get to know him in the new uncensored edition, but I stuck with the copy I've had for 15 years, and that's OK for me.
This is a re-read title for the November's Autumn Challenge. Maybe.