Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Five books with bargains best declined

Emily Lloyd-Jones's latest novel is The Hearts We Sold. At she shared her five "favorite books featuring deals you probably don’t want to make!" One title on the list:
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

All right, all right. I get it. You look in the mirror and see a—is that a strand of gray? A new wrinkle? Sun spot? We’ve all been there. But the solution is not wishing all of your aging on a portrait, locking that poor piece of artwork in your attic, and then murdering your struggling-artist best friend. Just start a good skin care routine—it’ll be less hassle in the long run.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Picture of Dorian Gray also appears on Eric Berkowitz's list of five top books on sex and society and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best locked rooms in literature, ten of the best mirrors in literature, ten of the best disastrous performances in fiction, and ten of the best examples of ekphrasis in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue