Monday, June 7, 1993

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

Exquisite, as Wilde often describes Gray's passions. A morality tale, but full of epigrams and witty sayings. A masterpiece.

Also containing:
"The Happy Prince"
"The Birthday Of the Infanta"
"Lord Arthur Saville's Crime"

five stars

Saturday, June 5, 1993

Past Master

by R.A. Lafferty

A sick planet that purports to be Utopia gets the historical Thomas More to come save it. Full of interesting ideas, not quite as compelling as Lafferty's astonishing short story collection 900 Grandmothers.