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Which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas The uantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough Tough Toys for Tough Tough Boys; Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works including The Undivided Self Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracke. Filthy and ruthless yet a chewily delicious regurgitation of Oscar Wilde s trailblazing story of Dorian Gray Set in 80 s with the AIDS threat thrown into the chaos of an outrageous artistic milieu Self pays a grand homage to the evergreen wicked and twisted taleThe picture is updated to a video installation here triggering the parallel downward spiral into world of hedonism The story follows a circle of amoral decadent men between London and NY sticking together as years age them by sarcastically mirroring the world of the original prose aptly supplemented by a thoroughly documented neon lighted cynic world of those decades Self has lavishly placed his characters with envisioned rottenness that would make you chuckle and swear at the exploits of the events turning on your face A genuine audacious take on the dysfunctional human tendency to imitate and adapt to the coursability of sualid realism Though much of the story mirrors Wilde s arc with tongue in cheek linguistic upheavals sprinkled with dark humour mired in offensive yet exciting scenes including voyeurism the suckerpunch of the story is revealed in the last chapter crisply appended with a super whack at the epilogue Bordering with inceptional metafictional parody the tale hangs you over a fitting grisly closure to revel at A must read if you are a fan of the treacherous Dorian Gray The Exploration of the Male Anatomy pays a grand homage to the evergreen wicked and twisted taleThe Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals picture is updated to a video installation here triggering the All Night Long (Nannies, parallel downward spiral into world of hedonism The story follows a circle of amoral decadent men between London and NY sticking together as years age them by sarcastically mirroring the world of the original The Freeze-Frame Revolution placed his characters with envisioned rottenness that would make you chuckle and swear at the exploits of the events turning on your face A genuine audacious take on the dysfunctional human tendency to imitate and adapt to the coursability of sualid realism Though much of the story mirrors Wilde s arc with tongue in cheek linguistic upheavals sprinkled with dark humour mired in offensive yet exciting scenes including voyeurism the suckerpunch of the story is revealed in the last chapter crisply appended with a super whack at the epilogue Bordering with inceptional metafictional The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 parody the tale hangs you over a fitting grisly closure to revel at A must read if you are a fan of the treacherous Dorian Gray

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Dorian An Imitation

Dorian Will Self's brilliant 'imitation' of Oscar Wilde's original tainted love story'Brutal savage infinitely readable' Observer'Chilling hysterical tasteless and haunting A Gothic thriller complementing and enriching its original' Independent on SundayIn the summer of 1981 aristocratic drug addicted Henry Wooten and Warhol acolyte Baz Hallward meet Dorian Gray Dorian is a golden adonis perfect pure and so far deliciously uncorrupted The subject of Baz's video installation Cathode Narcissus and the object of Henry's attentions Dorian is launched on a hedonistic binge that spans the '80s and '90s But as Baz. Self s title here works two ways His Dorian is an imitation of Wilde s Picture of Dorian Gray and Self s Dorian Gray which is to say his hero is an imitation of whatever he needs to be given the situation at hand Numerous times the narrator refers to this man as a chameleon and indeed there s something far sinister about this Dorian than Wilde sSelf has updated the story to AIDS era Britain Instead of a picture Dorian is reproduced as Cathode Narcissus a nine monitor video installation of Dorian s nude body seen voyeuristically at all angles at once It s this video that Dorian wishes would age while he stays young and indeed this is what happens But Self pushes the central magic further Dorian s video self also bears AIDS s ravages of the body while the live Dorian is able to live with and spread the virus without any personal threatWhat s great about this novel is how it sits right at that line between anti gay and anti gay which is to say borderline homophobic but really in the end just smartly critical of all the failures of post Stonewall gay culture Self attacks the whole notion of gay identity and identification most explicitly in the dialogue of his heroin shooting novelist stand in character Devenish It s been the misfortune of people who prefer sex with their own gender to be forced to regard this as some essential part of themselves After all homosexuality was only defined as a pathology in response to the alleged healthiness of heterosexuality It s the great mistake of you erm you gays to mistake a mere attribute for an essence 212 And the same character attacks gayour culture s youth obsession If Gray were able to stay young and have this video installation age in his stead he d be the icon of an era in which everyone seeks to hang on to their childhood until they re pressing furry fucking teddy bears against wrinkled cheeks You homosexuals are only the vanguard of a mutton army dressed as denim lambs 220Will Self is straight or well straight or whatever which complicates all this in stupid ways What I mean is if it were say Foucault saying this which he did essentially regarding the first uote or Roy Cohn in Angels in America who said something similar to the second uote regarding clout and anti discrimination laws I d be fine with it The community or whatever would be fine with it but as Self doesn t identify as gay nor could he I don t think his writing could be seen as homophobicIt s not I for one am glad for Self s book I d much rather read something critical and thought provoking than the easy bromides of rah rah Good for us gay fiction Even if the former isn t accurate the latter feels like a lie Whispers of Feathers perfect Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal pure and so far deliciously uncorrupted The subject of Baz's video installation Cathode Narcissus and the object of Henry's attentions Dorian is launched on a hedonistic binge that spans the '80s and '90s But as Baz. Self s title here works two ways His Dorian is an imitation of Wilde s Picture of Dorian Gray and Self s Dorian Gray which is to say his hero is an imitation of whatever he needs to be given the situation at hand Numerous times the narrator refers to this man as a chameleon and indeed there s something far sinister about this Dorian than Wilde sSelf has updated the story to AIDS era Britain Instead of a Entrepreneurial Vernacular picture Dorian is reproduced as Cathode Narcissus a nine monitor video installation of Dorian s nude body seen voyeuristically at all angles at once It s this video that Dorian wishes would age while he stays young and indeed this is what happens But Self Advanced C Programming by Example pushes the central magic further Dorian s video self also bears AIDS s ravages of the body while the live Dorian is able to live with and spread the virus without any Poslije svega (After, personal threatWhat s great about this novel is how it sits right at that line between anti gay and anti gay which is to say borderline homophobic but really in the end just smartly critical of all the failures of Die Herrenschneiderei post Stonewall gay culture Self attacks the whole notion of gay identity and identification most explicitly in the dialogue of his heroin shooting novelist stand in character Devenish It s been the misfortune of Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling people who Cities of God prefer sex with their own gender to be forced to regard this as some essential Gravitys Rainbow part of themselves After all homosexuality was only defined as a Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone pathology in response to the alleged healthiness of heterosexuality It s the great mistake of you erm you gays to mistake a mere attribute for an essence 212 And the same character attacks gayour culture s youth obsession If Gray were able to stay young and have this video installation age in his stead he d be the icon of an era in which everyone seeks to hang on to their childhood until they re Pretend God Is Deaf pressing furry fucking teddy bears against wrinkled cheeks You homosexuals are only the vanguard of a mutton army dressed as denim lambs 220Will Self is straight or well straight or whatever which complicates all this in stupid ways What I mean is if it were say Foucault saying this which he did essentially regarding the first uote or Roy Cohn in Angels in America who said something similar to the second uote regarding clout and anti discrimination laws I d be fine with it The community or whatever would be fine with it but as Self doesn t identify as gay nor could he I don t think his writing could be seen as homophobicIt s not I for one am glad for Self s book I d much rather read something critical and thought Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide provoking than the easy bromides of rah rah Good for us gay fiction Even if the former isn t accurate the latter feels like a lie

review Dorian An Imitation

And Henry succumb to the disease du jour how is it that Dorian despite all his sexual and narcotic debauchery remains so unsullied so vibrantly alive'A book that filled its first reviewers with the odour of moral and spiritual putrefaction just got smellier darker and funnier' Observer Dorian will be adored by fans of Will Self and Martin Amis and is an essential read for those who enjoyed The Picture of Dorian GrayWill Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella. My addiction to Self began here an interlibrary loan that afterwards I foisted upon Melanie with a feverOh man unreliable narrators You shouldyou gottaoh manjustjust readIt brings to mind the taste of tuna melts and fries at Swarth s secondary cafeteria as I discussed my amazement with the sustained wordplay the in your face use of big eldritch words Melanie listened patiently probably feeling a bit sad for me that I d never been out of my literary gutters before to discover that there arearepractically reams of wordplay and unreliability lining the shelves some of them even are catalogued as Current History Nowdays though Self has become kind of a dick following his hero Martin Amis who in turn is following pied piper Christopher Hitchens into the realm of Neo Connery But this was when he was cool Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals putrefaction just got smellier darker and funnier' Observer Dorian will be adored by fans of Will Self and Martin Amis and is an essential read for those who enjoyed The Picture of Dorian GrayWill Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella. My addiction to Self began here an interlibrary loan that afterwards I foisted upon Melanie with a feverOh man unreliable narrators You shouldyou gottaoh manjustjust readIt brings to mind the taste of tuna melts and fries at Swarth s secondary cafeteria as I discussed my amazement with the sustained wordplay the in your face use of big eldritch words Melanie listened All Night Long (Nannies, patiently The Freeze-Frame Revolution pied The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 piper Christopher Hitchens into the realm of Neo Connery But this was when he was cool


10 thoughts on “Dorian An Imitation

  1. says:

    Another book from the 2002 Booker longlist this is a book full of surprises It is basically an updated version

  2. says:

    Sacreligiously I prefer this to Wilde's original And I greatly prefer it to any of Will Self's other fiction I've read Alwa

  3. says:

    Self's title here works two ways His Dorian is an imitation of Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray and Self's Dorian Gray which is to say his hero is an imitation of whatever he needs to be given the situation at hand Numerous times the narrator refers to this man as a chameleon and indeed there's something far sinister about

  4. says:

    My addiction to Self began here; an interlibrary loan that afterwards I foisted upon Melanie with a feverOh man unreliable narrators You shouldyou gottaoh manjustjust readIt brings to mind the taste of tuna melts and fries at Swarth's secondary cafeteria as I discussed my amazement with the sustained wordplay th

  5. says:

    Oscar Wilde foppish aesthete Limp wristed intelligence with prepared wit language so ethereal that it's like being smothered in a bed of marshmallow clouds Famous book Picture of Dorian Gray about a man who sells his soul to stay forever young and debauchWill Self took that and has written a novel inspired by Picture of Dorian Gray about drug use gay sex and well actually I never got to the point where the p

  6. says:

    I Liked this Better Than the Original A literary re write is a difficult thing to do well but Will Self does it

  7. says:

    Dorian is a good looking immoral young man who takes uite a lot of drugs has unprotected sex with men and women and takes risks He is one of a group of similarly decadent people but as they get older and sicker he

  8. says:

    I learned that I should probably read the original as well This one is interesting because it is written with accents and isn't apologeticat all my first instinct is todefinetly not like it but that is only because it is hard to find a character to sympathize with when all the guys gay in the book hate women but I think I need to look deeper

  9. says:

    Filthy and ruthless yet a chewily delicious regurgitation of Oscar Wilde's trailblazing story of Dorian Gray Set in 80's with the AIDS threat thrown into the chaos of an outrageous artistic milieu; Self pays a grand homage to the evergreen wicked and twisted taleThe picture is updated to a video installation here trigge

  10. says:

    This book isa filthyb awesomec one of those that pulls the rug out from under you in the last few pagesI thought I was reading an update of The Picture of Dorian Gray one whose modern setting and graphic sensibility allowed it to wal

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