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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde
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Jan 06, 2009

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Read in December, 2008

I loved the plot behind this book. But, for me, there was too much philosophical interludes during the story. Maybe that was the point of his writing but I prefer when the philosophy is more united with the story and its characters. Even though these sections were part of one of the character's thoughts or dialogue, I didn't think it flowed well with the story. Said character distinguishes between crime and corruption but I just don't see the difference (maybe I'm just living in the wrong era) but it made the book a little confusing to me. My other complaint about the book is that he goes into detail about really irrelevant stuff (I skipped/skimmed several chapters), but left out details that I thought would have cleared up his whole corruption vs crime argument. The ending was awesome.

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