No, not that Mr. Grey. Mr. Gray.
After finishing A Game of Thrones, I decided to pick up a classic. But which one? Two of my favorite plays are by Oscar Wilde, so why not choose his most famous and controversial work, A Picture of Dorian Gray?
The introduction was fascinating. I had no idea the extent of the scrutiny and condemnation Oscar Wilde received as a direct result of this book.
The first chapter was excruciating. The second chapter was slightly better. I just couldn’t justify re-reading each word because I would scan in boredom and then not know what I was reading.
I’m not saying this is a bad book. I am saying I’m not ready for Dorian Gray. I do plan to revisit this once my mind is not so tired from teaching (aka Winter or Spring Break).
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