Daily Archives: September 29, 2013

35% done with The Picture of Dorian Gray

I’m a little let down that Wilde isn’t a better novelist. This novel would be much better if I actually cared about characters that were more real and I’d feel more engaged if so many events took place ‘on stage’.

However, and again I’m going to compare with Waugh, Wilde is much more interested in exploring ideas and is wise to use flat characters; strong ones would get in the way.

Anyway, the painting is cool