Friday, October 29, 2021

The Picture of Dorian Gray

 Well  I must say that between my book club and the challenges I have read a number of books that I would not have chosen otherwise this year.  This book by Oscar Wilde certainly falls in that category.  There is a story that is captivating in itself but then there is a much deeper philosophical discussion going on within the book as well. You can definitely see the influence of Wilde's life and experiences in this work and it definitely feels like a great big stick it to the upper class of England  novel as well.  This is definitely a novel with layers and it feels like a gothic novel with some super natural elements as well.  If you are looking for a classic for the Halloween season this would be a good choice

The Picture of Dorian GrayThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wow is this book a bit creepy and deep. Definitely not a quick read but it is engrossing. Makes you stop and think about who is good and evil in the world. Definitely need to remember the era it was written in when reading it. A good classic that isn't necessarily heavily read.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #114
  2. Beat the Backlist #BTB2021  #16 banned book 
  3. 2021TBR  #2021ReadingChallenge # 3 friend recommendation 
  4. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #121
  5. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #135
  6. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge #12. A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf
  7. BooklistQueen   #16. Published in the 1800s 
  8. NJM Book Challenge  #NJMBookChallenge2021  #8 written pre 1900
  9. While I was Reading  #1 A book published before 2000
  10. Pick your Poison #11-4 A book with a monster on the cover 
  11. Bloggers Bookshelf   #bloggersbookshelf #15 mentioned in a tv show or film 
  12. Beyond the Bookends  mental health fiction


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