Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have suddenly found myself going through the classics and also the list of 100 books to read before yada yada yada! So after Romeo and Juliet I found myself reading this and loved it. And it was funny to see Romeo and Juliet performed in this book having just reading it prior to this book. Since it's been more than 100 years that the book was published and due to the movies. Almost everybody knows about the plot. There's a picture and somehow it takes the brunt of times and actions but our hero remains as he was when the picture was painted.

It was fun reading the way Dorian falls deeper and deeper in ways to try to see the limits of what he can get away with. And what lengths does he fall to. It was definitely fun and like somebody already said that for a novel printed more than 100 years ago some parts surprisingly held up. And it was fun to read about all the different ideas and suggestions thrown around and as it was mentioned in the introduction now with our updated brains the homoerotic theme can easily be judged and found.

As a character study it is good and fun to read, though some parts are just a list of different trees, jewels and poisons etc. And it goes on where it would delve into related but boring stuff but mostly and as a whole this was fun and like always it's easy to see how it survived all these years. I am just mostly happy that I got to read this when I did and now I can mark it off the all time read list.

For all the readers trying to read this yes you can pick it and read it and do so as soon as possible and then just Keep on Reading.

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