Comments: 7
BrokenTune 4 years ago
As much as I admire Wilde, his constant use of epigrams drives me nuts. I find it detracts from the point he tries to make. Sure, some them have remained memorable but I rarely remember them for the context of the story they were supposed to support. And some of them are just ... generalisations that are forced to sound witty but have very little substance.
Mike Finn 4 years ago
It stopped being drĂ´le when I realised it was his entire way of life.
Kaethe 4 years ago
I agree, the jokes work better in a script than in this fiction.
Mike Finn 4 years ago
At least in the plays you know Wilde meant you to laugh. Here he offers a kind of purgatory of eternal purposless wit.
Kaethe 4 years ago
Eternal purposeless wit is good!
I did not know there was an audio version narrated by Fry, omg. I know how the re-read of this book will happen now.
Mike Finn 4 years ago
Fry is definately worth listening to. His performance here is wonderful.