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Dorian by Will Self
A retelling of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Will Self moves the story one century ahead to the self-obsessed 1980s with its conspicuous consumption of sex and drugs. Dorian is gorgeous gay man whose naked body is shown constantly on nine video screens in his attic. Infected with HIV, but without symptoms, Dorian cavorts with wild abandon, remaining young and beautiful while the video shows his deteriorating body. Explicit in its descriptions of debauchery, Dorian burns with an intensity that makes reviewers either love it or hate it. The Guardian calls Will Self's Dorian "a very clever, indulgent, heartfelt, perverse, humorous and nasty affair."