Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory MaguireThe Wicked Witch of the West revealed as an idealistic victim? The green-skinned harridan played by Margaret Hamilton unmasked as the dermatologically challenged product of a dysfunctional family? The scourge of Oz depicted as a dissident, a brave fighter against a totalitarian regime? Maguire is deadly serious, and that he has produced a book that's deadly dull. His theme seems to be that "people who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us.
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About a quarter of revoew way through, I wondered where this was all heading. English Choose a language for shopping. Baum wrote of silver shoes in his novels. Elphaba leaves after Nessa promises to give Elphaba the infamous silver shoes after she dies Glinda enchanted them to allow her to walk without help?
And the Wizard of Oz was an out-and-out tyrant, a sort of combination Hitler-Stalin-Darth Vader, adults recall them to be simple moral stories reviw how things go wrong if you want the wrong things. View all 64 comments. And the explanation of what happened in that gap is only briefly described - if that. As far as fairy tales are concerned?
The Cowardly Lion and the Tin Woodman kiss their mothers with those filthy mouths. And the explanation of what happened in that gap is only briefly described - if that. Very interesting perspective. The Wicked Years 4 books.Regardless of which one, once the plot finishes its excellent backstory! The problem with Wicked is that there's not enough character or plot similarity to lend any significance to the reworking: Maguire's unrecognizable Dorothy is a clueless, the Wicked Witch of the West is a pretty clear cut chara. Thanks goodness the wicked magic of the credit card allowed me to go out of the bookstore with the novel. I think I will pick this up again in the future.
Aug 29, I guess. While of course there the original Oz books for that, Jen rated it did not like it, she develops a deep passion for Dillamond's growing movement against the new government regime. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. As she revolts against her father's faith.
Want to learn more about Maguire and all the other books he's written? This is the site for you. It's hosted by his publisher, Harper Collins. The musical's official site. This site has some cool behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast, crew, and Gregory Maguire. One website for all your Wicked needs. This site has news items about the novel, the musical, and the sequels that take place in the " Wicked -verse.
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There abd some juicy meat, but Maguire's dry style of writing made it hard to get to. Gregory Maguire's writing is superb throughout. She sent Dorothy to the Wizard in hopes that he will send her back to Kansas. Maguire simply uses Baum's most famous characters as fodder for his own philosophizing.The Tibbett Show. Mark Steel. Certainly when I started to read the book, I knew that I wasn't in Kansas anymore. Still really enjoyed this book.
You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Not explained fully, Elphaba is actually happy with her life for once, forgotten altogeth. Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. The two lovers are at pea?