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A House of Pomegranates review

A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Star rating: ★★★☆ ☆ 3/5 stars

Format: library eaudiobook

Summary: A collection of short stories, four fairy tale like stories.

Review: The first two stories were difficult for me to get through just because I was expecting more of the typical Wilde wit and they were fairly lacking. Although it does lean very heavily on his aesthetic for aesthetic sake motto so there’s that at least.

I liked the last two stories best, I thought they were interesting and fun. Still not really having the same sort of feeling I’ve gotten from other works I’ve read by Wilde but I enjoyed reading them all the same.

It’s not very long at all and the stories he wrote are unique but follow a sort of familiar fairy tale formula. It wasn’t one of his works I’d really heard of before, so it was interesting to read something I had no real previous knowledge of.

Recommendation: If you’re a fan of Oscar Wilde you might be disappointed with this work, it doesn’t have the same sort of wit as other works of his. But it is a short book and the fairy tales are interesting so I would still say it’s worth a read.

Challenge prompt: A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title

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