Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years Series #1)
An 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, Wicked just might change the... show more
An 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, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
Publish date: 28-09-1996
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Fairy Tales
I don't normally have a problem with weird, odd, off-beat books - especially in the fantasy genre - but this one... *shaking my head* I couldn't get through it. I made it 22% of the way through, as per my Kobo reader and felt defeated. I didn't like ANY of the characters and quite frankly, I didn...
This is the story of the Wizard of Oz – but told from the point of view of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. It’s a story of the brutal dictator, the Wizard of Oz and his coup that overthrew the old regime. It’s a story of his systematic marginalisation of the Animal population and escalating o...
Gregory Maguire is a great writer and he has a way of taking typically known stories and characters and turning them around. This story was amazing because you get to see the wicked witch of the west in a whole new light. I love 3 dimensional characters like Elphaba because they are not the typical ...
I tried reading this book once before, a couple years ago, and couldn't get past the first fifty pages. I ended up putting it down and storing my copy away. However, I've decided that I'll put this on my "to-read" shelf and perhaps try to give it another chance one day.
If you're a fan of the musical and now want to read the book proceed with caution! This book may have been the basis of the musical's plot, but it is something in a completely different vein. It is very dark in tone and lacks more then just the song and dance from the musical. BEWARE! I went into Wi...