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Just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

I'm not really sure if it is the ending of the book that moved me or my own disposition of late. I fear the latter. Even still, I hate reading a book that's words move me to talk and write differently than I am.

Though I do wonder if the picture had changed as Dorian had hoped, then perhaps the ending would have been much different. Most likely less interesting, but assuredly less abrupt.

I think perhaps the aspects of the book I disliked the most came from Wilde's lack of description when it really mattered. Sure, he'd go off on a tangent of how Gray was feeling or how his mind was shifting, but he left out important details to my brain.

I don't want to have to make up what Dorian blackmailed Alan Campbell with to have him take away his sins, nor do I want to have to create who or what the woman who showed James Vane Dorian's guilt was. Perhaps the answers could be found, and I had missed them. I have never been one to be clever with underlying meaning.

Nonetheless, I think I enjoyed the book. It was a quicker read than I had surmised, and has left me with some wonderful quotes to mull over.

Poor Basil. Out of everyone, my heart lies most with him.

Current Mood: thoughtful thoughtful

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From: yuppiescum Date: November 16th, 2003 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I "heart" you

just for reading this - you f-ing rock! Sadly, I identify most with Dorian - mark it up to my narcissistic predisposition I guess.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: November 16th, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I "heart" you

Aww. *^_^* You rock too! I MISS you and your rockiness!

As for your Dorianess, well, when you're damn hot, it's hard not to relate to him ^_~
ardweden From: ardweden Date: November 17th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Felt. So. *Sorry* for Basil. He never deserved what he got.

Have been rereading the book. Getting sick sorta got in the way, but I'll be finished (again) soon, so we'll have something outside of roleplay to talk about.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: November 17th, 2003 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! Poor poor Basil!

And yay! Ard conversation! ^_^
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