A review by neonlemon
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
You would not lose much if you cut ~100 pages from this 200 page book. Obviously brilliant writing and fun quips and epigrams but I don’t know that there’s actually more to it. Maybe it’s the Hitchcock effect where we have been so flooded with media inspired by this particular art that the original doesn’t seem so valuable. I could write endless essays about many individual lines of this book but it didn’t move me as a whole.