A review by theadora
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

3.0

A story about the horrors of how sinning and being selfish and causing pain to others changes you and scars you, ends with the man who, in some capacity, hates how monstrous he has become, but his final thoughts are just as selfish and refusing to take responsibility for any crime other than that his soul is ruined.
"Was it really true that one could never change?"

Getting through this book was difficult. The pacing and monologues are definitely of a classic, so I'm not surprised. There was a lot in here that I did enjoy! The themes and how Dorian doesn't really become a "better" person in the end.