My second book of the year was The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I knew of this book mainly because of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the movie). Since I love reading classics more and more I was really looking forward to reading this book.
For me it were really two main threads in the story. On the one hand you have the story of Dorian Gray and his portrait, but on the other hand you also have the thoughts about youth, beauty, art and the good life. It was a very interesting read, despite the fact that the characters weren’t very lovable. Four out of five stars.