A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil.
- ISBN10 1543113869
- ISBN13 9781543113860
- Publish Date 14 February 2017 (first published 1 January 1890)
- Publish Status Active
- Imprint Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Edition Special Edition
- Format Paperback (US Trade)
- Pages 174
- Language English
I bought this for a book club in 2006, I tried to read it, couldn't get into it, and it has sat unread on my shelves ever since. Finally I've read it, but unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. If I was buying a classic today, let's just say I wouldn't have picked this up. It's clear that I'm in the minority here, as this is a beloved classic, but I think one of the problems is that I don't enjoy horror (books or movies), so I was never going to enjoy this.
I found this book boring, and it waffled on far too much. There were whole chunks that I read and just couldn't take in, I was so bored. The pace and the action in the second half was better, but still not great. Dorian Gray was reprehensible as a character, and I understand that that was the point, but I didn't enjoy reading about it. A lot of my rating is based on enjoyment, and this book just wasn't for me.