The Picture of Dorian Grayis Oscar Wilde’s classic tale set in modern times and told as he would have done…had he dared. It is a dark and twisted story filled with moral decline, depravity, sex, and ruthless blackmail. This story is not a mere retelling of Wilde’s tale, but strikes out in new directions, taking the reader on an unpredictable journey with an unknown destination.
Dorian Gray is a young, college freshman, attending his first semester at Indiana University. There he meets Caleb Black, who becomes his obsession. While pursuing Caleb, Dorian acts on the advice of an older acquaintance, Seth, who encourages him to indulge in all life has to offer. Dorian’s world is filled with delights; it is a buffet of sexy, young college boys all Dorian’s for the taking. While Dorian satisfies his desires and lust, he grows ever closer to his destiny and the truth of the portrait that calls to him from the darkness.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a tale of love, lust, depravity, romance, friendship, and Dorian’s inner struggle to save his own soul.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is not part of the Gay Youth Chronicles. It is a hard-edged, graphic tale along the lines of Altered Realities. Brendan does make a cameo appearance, as do Jen and Janet from Temptation University. Gabrial Diaddio plays a somewhat larger role, but the main characters are all new. The story is one of depravity and moral decay so it is far more sexual graphic than any of the other books. It is not recommended for readers under 18 or anyone who finds sexually graphic material offensive. This is not an erotic novel, however, and there is far more story than sex. Those who have read the original, written in 1890, will know this is a tragic tale, but Mark have departed a great deal from Oscar Wilde's book so that this version is more…hopeful.