The Man in the Mirror - A Retelling of Oscar Wilde's A Picture of Dorian Gray
It all began with cursed words directed at a painting and ended with a life drowned in darkness and despair. Dorian had no idea that his life would spiral out of control when he agreed to sit for the famous painter, Basil Hallward. But it did. Dorian accepted his fate for many years - until he met her. Who knew that a chance encounter could irrevocably alter one’s existence for eternity? Will Dorian have the courage to do the right thing and find his happiness? Or, will he continue with his deal with the devil and truly become one himself?
I've never read the original classic story, but the author's retelling definitely has me intrigued and wanting to read the classic as well. This was a wonderful book that grabbed me in the first chapter and kept my full attention throughout. I definitely recommend it! - AMAZON REVIEWER
Since I have never read Mr. Wilde's original version of the story, I had no preconceived notion of what this one would entail. But trust me, after reading this one, I will definitely find a copy of the original and read it for my own satisfaction. This book opens with a quote from THE MAN IN THE MIRROR by Oscar Wilde, "Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter." It intrigued me right from the first sentence I read. Amy Cecil had shown before in other works she had a talent for taking classic literature and giving it a modern twist. That's precisely what she's done here. It's still a period piece of literature that has been tweaked with a modern flair to it. The story was beautiful in it's telling, horrifying in thinking it could actually happen, and compelling me with every word and page to reach the conclusion. This is a classic in it's own right. Congratulations. - AMAZON REVIEWER
quick, enthralling retelling of Oscar Wilde. Amy Cecil took The Picture of Dorian Gray and made it easier for modern readers to follow without Wilde's florid prose. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read Dorian Gray but can't get through Wilde's original story. - AMAZON REVIEWER