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Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth
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Jan 24, 11

Read in July, 2010

A fun "easy read" for those who enjoy historical (and especially literary historical) fiction. The character of Oscar Wilde is much as we expect to find him: his connections to his London society are predictably varied and his conversation as carefully witty as modern selections of his quotations would suggest. In the end, though, I found it frustrating that the author refused to comment more on the delineation between history and fiction. The book stands uncomfortably straddled with feet too far into both camps. In short, while I enjoyed breezing through Brandreth's book, it does not measure up to those of Matthew Pearl or others of that ilk.
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