Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast
Penguin Little Black Classics, No 119, 2016
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
This volume’s selection of sayings was taken from Nothing . . . Except My Genius: the Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde (2010), itself a collection of the man’s pithy witticisms and epigrams. Being only some fifty-odd pages long any review of this mini-treasury will of necessity not be very long but I can’t resist adding a somewhat spurious commentary.