A very, very specific pet hate: people who put their own idea of the ‘picture of Dorian Gray’ on the cover of The Picture of Dorian Gray. It’s sacrilegious somehow — if anyone’s physical appearance should be left entirely to the imagination of the reader, it’s Dorian Gray’s.

It’s like if a book talked about ‘the most beautiful music every heard’, and then the movie of the book actually tried to compose that music.

My copy of Dorian has a generic society scene on it, which I’m fine with.