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    Instead of my usual griping style we'll do this review in list formThings That I Really Wish Gregory Maguire Had Bothered T

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    I have a confession I wanted to read this book because I saw the Broadway show and the idea of a Broadway show bas

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    I hated this book Maybe it was because I was expecting so much with all the hype maybe because I thought the original idea was so great whatever End result I freaking hated this book This is a book that makes you want to sit down and re write it yourself because it is such a shame that such a great idea was so mishandled I loved the idea of delving into the witches and their past and seeing them from a differ

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    From the first page I couldn't put the book down I loved it And as my love for the book Wicked and the Wicked Witch of the West grew my hatred for George Lucas grew in direct proportion How could he have gotten it so wrong? I never pretended to like the new trilogy It could have been a new story It could have really delved into the character

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    I’ve pretty much stopped buying lunch at my work cafeteria because no matter how often the description of the day’s entrée induces those salivary glands into action the end result is always terribly disappoint

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    As far as fairy tales are concerned adults recall them to be simple moral stories of how things go wrong if you want the wrong things As fond of them as adults may be the stories aren't often dissected interpreted or believed in for much farther than that The brilliance behind Maguire's books is his capability of understanding that both the fantasy world and the real world can be united by infiltrating the myst

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    I love my physical edition of this novelwhile the reading experience wasn't as good as always thought that it would be MANY SHADES OF GREEN A thing that I got amazed when I started to label this book in the process of my review in my virtual shelves of Goodreads was how many different genres the novel touches Pol

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    Dostoyevsky meets Frank Baum This was not as much fun as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies maybe because it is revisionist than mash up parody or spoof This is actually strangely a very mature work but set in Oz and from the perspective of Elpheba the wicked witch But it was amusing entertaining thought provoking head scratching etc

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    This book as become increasingly popular mostly due to the success of the musical by the same name the truth is however its not very good The

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    Here is yet one instance that supports the old adage that “hindsight is 2020” because had I known how much I’d have enjoyed this book I’d have read it sooner I have no one to blame but myself for taking all the negative reviews so seriously For starters there are several types of people who should not read this book because it will make them angry The biggest one is that group of folks who is opposed to S E X appearing in books Th

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Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L Frank Baum's classic tale we heard only her side of the story But what about her arch nemesis the mysterious Witch Where did she come from How did she become so wicked And what is the true nature of evilGregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again Wicked is about a land. I have a confession I wanted to read this book because I saw the Broadway show and the idea of a Broadway show based on a book based on a movie based on a political satire intrigued me I heard the book and the show were uite different so I wanted to see the differenceThe biggest difference is that the show is good and the book is not I don t want to be mean to the poor author Gregory Maguire who has made a fortune and franchise from this book and ones like it but it s absolutely terrible It s a fantastic idea mind you but the execution is embarrassingly badOftentimes I read a book and see ways I could never be a writer the word choice the cadence the picture and world and emotions the author paints with language the distance between my ability to write a little song and oh MozartThis book however had me thinking differently It had me thinking um dude I could totally do that The characters are flat and stereotypical the plot is jumpy and contrived the dialogue is ridiculous the tone is wildly inconsistent when it tries to be funny it winks too much when it tries to be a political tale it s too obvious and I could go on and on about its badnessTake this passage for example Not only does it read like the author is framing each paragraph around a 5 word but also the construction is well a little juvenileJournalists armed with the thesaurus and apocalyptic scriptures fumbled and were defeated by it A gulfy deliuescence of deranged and harnessed air a volcano of the invisible darkly construed To the pleasure faithers with tiktok affections it was the sound of clockworks uncoling their springs and running down at a terrible speed It was the release of vengeful energy To the essentialists it seemed as if the world had suddenly found itself too crammed with life with cells splitting by the billions molecules uncoupling to annihilation atoms shuddering and juggernauting in their casings To the superstitious it was the collapsing of time It was the oozing of the ills of the world into one crepuscular muscle intent on stabbing the world to its core for once and for all To the traditionally religious it was the blitzkrieg of vengeful angel armies the awful name of the Unnamed God sounding itself at last surprise and the evaporation of all hopes for mercy One or two pretended to think it was suadrons of flying dragons overhead trained for attack breaking the sky from its moorings by the thrash of tripartite wings In the wake of the destruction it caused no one had the hubrir or courage or the prior existence to lie and claim to have known the act of terror for what it was a wind twisted up in a vortical braid In short a tornadoI mean dear god This is what trying too hard reads likeThe thing that really hurts about this book is that it s such a great IDEA It could have been really really good I think I finished it because I wanted to see if it ever got good It didn tWhat it did do however was make the Broadway show that much remarkable First of all the show changes some crucial details to make it well better and shorter but importantly it demonstrates that the musical theater folks saw something through Maguire s dreadful storytelling they saw that the crispy chocolatey center was worth exploring So they re already better musicians than me Given the arc of the Broadway show they re better writers than MaguireI put this book down when I was finished a bit disappointed in myself for persevering I picked up Rushdie s The Ground Beneath Her Feet and read the first page That first page was by itself better written than the entirety of WickedIf you have any interest in this book watch the original movie read the book then immediately go see the Broadway show with the original cast That s right the only decent way to experience this book is with time travel Good luck A Fools Paradise mysterious Witch Where did she come from How did she become so wicked And what is the true nature of evilGregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again Wicked is about a land. 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S about the nature of good and evilAn astonishingly rich re creation of the land of Oz this book retells the story of Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West who wasn't so wicked after all Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literatur. Dostoyevsky meets Frank Baum This was not as much fun as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies maybe because it is revisionist than mash up parody or spoof This is actually strangely a very mature work but set in Oz and from the perspective of Elpheba the wicked witch But it was amusing entertaining thought provoking head scratching etc etcPublished 2 years before Harry Potter and 4 years before Phantom Menace the influence on both series is apparent I did not love it but this was a fun book and I may read from him

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Where animals talk and strive to be treated like first class citizens Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence And then there is the little green skinned girl named Elphaba who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West a smart prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notion. I ve pretty much stopped buying lunch at my work cafeteria because no matter how often the description of the day s entr e induces those salivary glands into action the end result is always terribly disappointing The food looks like it should be good braised beef that seems savory fresh looking tomatoes to impart a robust flavor colorful specks of herbs that hint of a certain deliciousness and make the tummy grumble So it s a fresh shock to the system almost every time when it turns out to be nothing but a ruse Doesn t it takes a special kind of talent to start with what appear to be such promising ingredients and to produce with them a dish as utterly bland and as pitifully uninspiring as that cafeteria food invariably turns out to beWell doesn t it

  • Paperback
  • 406
  • Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
  • Gregory Maguire
  • English
  • 08 November 2019
  • 9780060987107

About the Author: Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories such as L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his PhD in English and American Literature from Tufts University and his BA from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children'