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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Community Reviews back

by Gregory Maguire
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deannahello rated it 4 years ago
I'd forgotten large portions of this book. It's been years since I read. It took me twenty days to finish this. It's by no means this books fault. I've just been really distracted. I've always really liked the movie the wizard of oz, and I somehow never read the Frank L. Baum till I was an adult. Th...
theatreloverslittlebooknook rated it 4 years ago
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it 5 years ago
I remember reading this when I was a teenager after seeing the musical "Wicked" on Broadway. While the musical may have been based on this book, they were so far off from each other that they don't even feel representative of one another. To me, the book was so strange and difficult to get into. The...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 5 years ago
At first, I hated this book. I thought it was really boring and didn't understand what all the hype was about. And then I got to the last section of the book and all I could think was... "Wow!" Everything that seems trivial and boring throughout the first three-fourths of the book suddenly makes sen...
CarlAlves rated it 5 years ago
I thought it was an interesting concept to do the backstory of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and if executed properly this could have been a good book. The framework of the story is good as exhibited by the musical that was adapted from this novel. Unfortunately the story telling and writin...
kneubeck rated it 6 years ago
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 evil? Gregory Maguire creates a ...
meganbaxter rated it 6 years ago
This was another in the series of my bathroom rereads. I had first read Wicked many years ago, and was revisiting it. Coincidentally, this happened at the same time I was listening to an audiobook of The Wizard of Oz, so the two were occupying space in my brain at the same time. (Side note: I don't ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
This is fan fiction folks--albeit professionally published--based on the Wizard of Oz series by Baum and in the best fan fiction tradition letting us see the story anew by championing a maligned character--the Wicked Witch of the West. The writing style was pretty graceless, I thought, despite its...
Lobo rated it 6 years ago
The Book Nerd
The Book Nerd rated it 6 years ago
I really thought that Wicked was a really interesting book. It tells the side of how the Elphaba side of the story from the day she was born to how she grew up to how she became so wicked and mean.Now I have seen reviews about how the musical was better than the book which everyone has an entitled t...
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