Well it’s Monday and I’m supposed to tell you guys what I am reading. It took me a while to decide what to read next. I haven’t read many of the classics so I finally decided on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. So far I have read 64 pages of it and I am excited to continue.
I have decided that I am a fan of Oscar Wilde’s style of writing. It’s flowery, but not so much that it’s annoying. The characters are rich and full of personality and life. Lord Henry, Basil Hallward, Dorian Gray, and Sibyl. My favorite character is Lord Henry because he is just so flamboyant with his beliefs. He seems to have a backward look at everything compared to the popular opinion.
“Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.” – Lord Henry
When he meets Dorian, who was already friends with Basil, he becomes weirdly interested in Dorian’s personality. The way he talks almost sounds like he could be a psychiatrist. Dorian is outstandingly handsome and is a muse for Basil who is an artist who painted a stunning portrait of Dorian. Lord Henry then tells Dorian the horrors of losing one’s youth and good looks and it shakes Dorian to his core and forever changes him as a person.
“We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we ere too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to. Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!” – Lord Henry
Okay so that’s all I got for this Monday! Now I’m just sitting back, watching the movie Paper Towns which is based on the book by John Green (one of my favorite authors). The book is DEFINITELY better but they do what they can.
If you are looking for a new author to try out, you should definitely try John Green. I have read all of his books minus one that he co-wrote with another author that I greatly dislike. His books are just wonderful, the way he writes sounds so poetic but it’s also an easy read. Here’s John Green’s website if you want to learn more, there’s a list of books on there as well as other cool info about him.
Till next time! Keep on reading!