From Publishers Weekly
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From Library Journal
David W. Henderson, Eckerd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, FL
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Bought this on recommendation of a friend and very glad I did. It's an interesting, more modern take on the great Oscar Wilde's lone novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Anna Hite
Rather than just a blow-for-blow retelling of the original, this book reimagines and translates the spirit and horror of the original into a new time. Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by L.A. Fields
When I ordered this book I was really looking forward to it. I have enjoyed quite a few of Will Self's other books but, I was disappointed. Read morePublished on December 9, 2006 by Shannon Barber
I like some of Self's work but this one is unreadable...rambling plot, wooden contrived scenes and dialogue, endless repetition of phrases. Read morePublished on May 26, 2005 by Reader and Writer
...but I'd rather be one of the few who finds pleasure in Self's perversity than one of the many who see only perveristy in such pleasures (as those of the wanton that is Self's... Read morePublished on February 1, 2005 by K
Wilde was a silver-tongued philosopher if there ever was one: his incisive witticisms weren't disembodied pretticisms, but a glittering facade for dark, multilayered meaning. Read morePublished on May 2, 2004 by Sarah
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This novel is at best confusing but still intriguing. Most of the time you aren't quite sure what is happening, since the book has a tendency to jump around a bit. Read morePublished on February 27, 2004 by DJ_Bitter
110 years ago, the main character of Oscar Wilde's most scandalous as well as renowned novel initiated the destruction of his beautifully preserved, seemingly unspoilt yet... Read morePublished on February 12, 2004