drank Dorian Gray by Friday Afternoon
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From the “Oh, I Forgot I Had That!” files.

Somehow I missed having to read “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in any of my high school or college literature classes. However, Victorian London is my happy literary place, and the puerh/green tea combo does capture the dank backstreets or the East End docks. It’s a very savory profile, even with the ginger and cornflower, but not an unpleasant one. No bergamot—the Gray reference is strictly Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde.

beerandbeancurd

I feel shame at never having heard his full name. As an English major, no less. SHAAAAAME.

gmathis

I probably wouldn’t have, either, except the protagonist in a series I like (“An Irish Country Doctor” followed by “An Irish Country” everything imaginable) is named after Wilde.

Martin Bednář

Oh, I remember reading it and had mixed feelings about it. But for high school leaving exam it was one of the good books I chose.

gmathis

I can count one hand the assigned books I truly relished (mind you, this was, um, a while back): The Hobbit, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Flowers for Algernon are the ones I remember reading cheerfully and voluntarily. Maybe Great Expectations.

Martin Bednář

Flowers for Algernon! I need to re-read that once!

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beerandbeancurd

I feel shame at never having heard his full name. As an English major, no less. SHAAAAAME.

gmathis

I probably wouldn’t have, either, except the protagonist in a series I like (“An Irish Country Doctor” followed by “An Irish Country” everything imaginable) is named after Wilde.

Martin Bednář

Oh, I remember reading it and had mixed feelings about it. But for high school leaving exam it was one of the good books I chose.

gmathis

I can count one hand the assigned books I truly relished (mind you, this was, um, a while back): The Hobbit, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Flowers for Algernon are the ones I remember reading cheerfully and voluntarily. Maybe Great Expectations.

Martin Bednář

Flowers for Algernon! I need to re-read that once!

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