The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
I give it 3.5 stars. I had high expectations of this book, because of several people telling me how much they like it. Then somewhere during the third chapter or so, I fell asleep while reading...
I NEVER fall asleep while reading. Maybe it was just the heat (around 35 degrees in the room I was reading it) combined with sleep deprivation, which made the philosophical dialogues too much to handle at the time. I honestly can't tell. All I know is that I'm not going to give it 4 or 5 stars, just because I'm 'supposed' to. I fell asleep to it for Pete's sake.

The story was fascinating. Dorian Gray often reminded me of some vampiric characters I have read about. Wilde's writing style was deep and colourful, yet needs you to pay close attention to it to fully blossom. There were a shitload of sentences that could make one ponder about for days. Which is probably the main reason why I decided to buy myself a copy and read it again. Not rightaway, but also not in the all too distant future. Maybe, under the right circumstances, my appreciation for it will increase. I'm actually pretty sure it will, because I never re-read a book unless I absolutely adored it. I didn't adore this one, yet as soon as I finished it, the thought of rereading it presented itself very strongly in my head. In all fairness, it also helps that it's not a very thick book.

Since Wilde dreamed about being like Dorian Gray himself, I got quite curious about him as a person and am definitely going to read more about him and his work.