Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Posted June 2nd, 2009 by in 2.50 Wine Glasses, 2009 Read, Reviews / 0 comments

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Review: Wicked by Gregory MaguireSource: Physical Book Purchase

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire


Date Read: 2009

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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 fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land 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 be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

More Information:
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: The Wicked Years #1


 My-Thoughts

Wicked by Gregory Maguire: I was not a big fan of this book and really wanted to like it. It was however a bit to political for me. The characters were not as flushed out as I would have liked and the story drug a bit.

Author Website: http://www.gregorymaguire.com/

FTC Disclosure

Story Rating
2.5 / 5
Character Rating
2.5 / 5
Overall: One StarOne StarHalf a Star
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