Billedet af Dorian Gray
Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Published in English: 1890
Dansk titel: Billedet af Dorian Gray
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: December 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
I had a problem with this book! That problem is simple: If you weren’t careful, you could end up reading this book without pause. The language was so inviting and entertaining I was swept up in the story almost instantly. I was spellbound from first to last page!
I’ve never read a book that juggles so many personality traits as this. This is by far literature’s greatest study of arrogance, pride and shallowness, the book represents everything bad within ourselves. This was my first time reading Oscar Wilde and the man truly had a gift when it comes to writing! His dialogue was amazing and it was a pleasant read all the way trough.
I’m amazed by the fact that the main characters had so much personality. They became alive, not only did Oscar Wilde possess the ability to write amazing dialogue and prose he also had the ability to craft compelling characters.
It’s categorized as a horror but I disagree with that, I didn’t find any reason whatsoever to categorize it as such. This is the study of human behavior and the monster that hides is some of us.
It was short and a very quick read. Truly a recommendable work. A masterpiece! Absolute Perfection!