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review 2017-05-24 01:37
American family meets gothic English ghost
The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde,Inga Moore

The ghost looses. Outrageously.

 

Quick and hilarious. Drama queen ghost, terror twins, painter mary-sue (*snigger* that paint chat, lol), prepared big brother (stain remover in his pocket?) and practical American Minister, it was all fun. Hands down, the theatrical haunting anecdotes were where I would invariably erupt in barks of laughter.

 

I take one star for change of tone, and because it felt like the denouement was too long in comparison with the rest.

 

But I so have to buy this one.

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text 2017-05-23 23:58
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 126 pages.
The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde,Inga Moore

Lol! This ghost sound like an emo teenager. Drama queen.

 

Wilde is amazing with the dry, tongue-in-cheek humor.

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review 2017-05-12 16:32
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

I’ll keep this review short as I find it incredibly difficult to review classics. It’s so hard to

know what to say about books so highly regarded, regardless of whether I agree.

 

Everyone surely knows the story of The Picture of Dorian Gray, a young man who

sells his soul (or you could say trades it with a portrait of himself) for eternal youth and beauty. He’s able to observe the gradual destruction of his soul by way of the portrait, which was neat.

 

The characterisation wasn’t the chief attraction for me, it was instead the story. Dorian Gray was predominately reflected through his friendships, which was great symbolism. Or is it metaphor!? I forget. Lord Henry was the most influential of Dorian’s friends, an obnoxious pig, whose opinions and dogged beliefs helped to shape Dorian. Although there were a few side characters, the novel mostly concerned these two and I have to say, I didn’t enjoy their company much! They were both self-absorbed, as you’d expect. In saying that, I would have enjoyed a little more of Dorian unfiltered, though. Perhaps he would have come across as a little more redeeming (even without a soul) had we gotten to know him from a different perspective. But who am I to question a great like Oscar Wilde!?

 

A highly unique story that cautions against the lust for youth we exhibit today.

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review 2017-05-10 18:42
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

I don´t think I can add something new to the dozens of reviews out there, so I will keep it brief. The Picture of Dorian Gray is dark, twisted, brilliant and has some great characters, that are an absolute joy to dislike. One of my favorite classics.

 

This book has been tagged as gothic on goodreads.

 

Page count: 231

Money earned: $3.00

 

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text 2017-05-10 18:21
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

A fantastic book, but am I glad to be done with those obnoxious characters!? Oh could someone please clarify the rule change for slow readers, please? I last rolled on the 6th, so I can roll again, can't I? It's 4 days later, so I assume so. I actually don't understand when we're allowed to roll normally, anyway. The example given under the rules section makes no sense to me. Is it just odd numbered days? Thanks.

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