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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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May 01, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: gay-interest
Read in November, 2007

Don't get me wrong -- the writing's good. It just gets a little overlong in places, and the plot is too predictable.

Although I did enjoy the clever dialog, the art of repartée has evolved dramatically since this book first came out, with even Will and Grace reruns reeling off as much as Wilde does here. Paradoxically, the book's one-liners are now victims of their very success.

Hmmm ... maybe that makes it a great book, after all.

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