Who decides what book (or any other art, for that matter) is decreed “a classic”? Having heard references to this book all of my adult life, I figured I should finally read it. Yes, I’m sure I’m missing the finer nuances of imagery, blahblahblah, but what a stupid, insipid book! I read it as the plane carried me, non-stop, from one coast to the other and I still resent the time that took out of my life! Find your own “classic” and enjoy it!
Read an earlier review of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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Review Submitted by: Jane Kostenko
Rating: Not Recommended