A review by allison80
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Spoiler I wish we could have seen more of Dorian and Basil!! Of course, their relationship is slightly deeper in the unedited version. I can’t explain it, but I really like that Dorian didn’t have a redemption arc. I liked that everything ended after he died. He didn’t become a better person and that’s okay! It didn’t make the book any less good, it actually made it better.

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