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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 To Explain That Might Have Made Wicked Worth Reading Why Elphaba is green Why Elphaba cannot touch water The Philosophy Club which seemed to be some sort of bizarre sex club which was introduced towards the middle of the

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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 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

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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 or

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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 of Darth Vader or rather Anakin Skywalker and truly made him tragicInstead of trying to fo

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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 disappointing The food looks like it should be good—braised beef that seems savory fresh looking tomatoes to impart a

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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 wa

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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 Politics Rel

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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 etcPublished 2 years before Harry Potter and 4 years before Phantom Menace the influence on both se

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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 There are many interesting and intriguing plotlines in the book and you wait for them to be clerified and expanded upon but many never are many fantastic characters are introduced and are hinted at playin

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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’

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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 Electing Judges 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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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 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 different view point I loved the idea of the politics of the different realms of OZ There was so much source material to interpret in so many ways But no the biggest thing I hated was the timeline It would start with the witches childhood and get really in depth into it chapters of the family and their day to day lives and the family dynamic And then it was like the author realized that if they continued on this way the book would have to be a series and every book in it a tome So the next thing you know abruptly he jumps forward in time And the explanation of what happened in that gap is only briefly described if that It is so jarring I also felt that the characters were fleshed out during those brief times but after the jump And then it would seem almost like they were different characters Or a variation of the character you had come to know If there were life altering events during the gap that changed the character s personality you can t just skip it Don t spend that much time making the reader get to know the character and then change them without showing how and why I hated the way the author would spend enormous amounts of time describing certain places or characters or situations in a way that gave the reader the idea that it would be significant and play into the main story Nope Which makes you feel so unsatisfied Imagine an entire chapter and a long wordy one at that devoted to a certain character or group of people and then then just drop out of the story completely Where did they go What happened to them Why spend so much time on them to just go no where with it Also after awhile it really seemed like the author had a definite AGENDA and he spent so much time forcing the characters and the plot to fit that agenda that it disrupted the flow and felt forced I often felt like the characters wouldn t have acted that way given his own description of them I don t like being preached to If you want to really write a political book with obvious leanings then do so But don t package it like this And this book could have been a great vehicle for a basic statement on many different things animal rights our ideas of others our treatment of people different from ourselves a broad idea of what is good and evil as opposed to what people often label good and evil but didn t have to be so skewed to the author s personal beliefs Animal Farm 1984 and many others come to mind I really believe that this story COULD have had the potential to be a classic had it not been so mishandled So many of these concepts were brought up and then abandoned Or they were brought up and dealt with in a talky solilouy and without any real opposing view or anything It was like the author was determined to present every possible political view he had and one way or the other force it into the story But as he got writing and trying to actually write a STORY as opposed to an editorial opinion piece he lost track of what he was saying or the point he was trying to make So many themes and ideas were a complete mess Not explained fully explained too fully so vague and complicated they were impossible to understand or often than not forgotten altogether I would have appreciated ANY resolution even skewed to the author s opinions rather than what he often offered which is nothing It also felt so smug and superior it seemed like he referenced things for the sake of feeling smart or proving he was informed like a college student mentioning Nietzsche in conversation not because he really wants to discuss the ideas or whatever but because it sounds smart and proves he s beyond such things as keggers I just didn t like anything about this book I stuck with it to the end hoping that maybe things would change or maybe things would come together in a way I didn t expect but nope I can only assume that it was so popular because of the interesting concept of the book or the fear to admit that they didn t get it or the broadway play which I have heard is great and might better explain of the popularity of the book People loved the musical and bought the book thinking they would like that too Anyway I wouldn t recommend this book to anyone Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide unsatisfied Imagine an entire chapter and a long wordy one at that devoted to a certain character or group of people and then then just drop out of the story completely Where did they go What happened to them Why spend so much time on them to just go no where with it Also after awhile it really seemed like the author had a definite AGENDA and he spent so much time forcing the characters and the plot to fit that agenda that it disrupted the flow and felt forced I often felt like the characters wouldn t have acted that way given his own description of them I don t like being preached to If you want to really write a political book with obvious leanings then do so But don t package it like this And this book could have been a great vehicle for a basic statement on many different things animal rights our ideas of others our treatment of people different from ourselves a broad idea of what is good and evil as opposed to what people often label good and evil but didn t have to be so skewed to the author s personal beliefs Animal Farm 1984 and many others come to mind I really believe that this story COULD have had the potential to be a classic had it not been so mishandled So many of these concepts were brought The White Nights of Ramadan up and then abandoned Or they were brought The Black Ice Score (Parker, understand or often than not forgotten altogether I would have appreciated ANY resolution even skewed to the author s opinions rather than what he often offered which is nothing It also felt so smug and superior it seemed like he referenced things for the sake of feeling smart or proving he was informed like a college student mentioning Nietzsche in conversation not because he really wants to discuss the ideas or whatever but because it sounds smart and proves he s beyond such things as keggers I just didn t like anything about this book I stuck with it to the end hoping that maybe things would change or maybe things would come together in a way I didn t expect but nope I can only assume that it was so popular because of the interesting concept of the book or the fear to admit that they didn t get it or the broadway play which I have heard is great and might better explain of the popularity of the book People loved the musical and bought the book thinking they would like that too Anyway I wouldn t recommend this book to anyone

download á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB » Gregory Maguire

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. 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 mystical with hard situations realistic emotions and simple human spirit Even in the realms he creates some which are fantastical others which are rather simple and common earthly places he manages to prove that no matter where you are life happens People get jealous people feel resentments and hurt There isn t a sugarcoat and there isn t always a simple solution to everything He does not intend to create a pretty or perfect world It seems rather that he intends to take the perfect pretty worlds we are used to and turns them into something we hate recognizing about ourselves He fills his pages full of the things humans refuse to admit about themselves and in several cases he actually makes us sympathize with characters who we as children once hated It s easier to believe that there is a very blatant line between good and evil do or don t do In reality if things were so simple wouldn t human beings find less struggles I love Wicked The once negatively portrayed green ueen of evil from Oz as I liked to call her is thrown into very sad situations situations that seem so bizarre and yet she feels things the same way we all do It allowed me to look at people I had once considered enemies and see they had human nature built into them long before they became my enemies they had feelings that led them to wherever they happen to be nowMany people might not find a cut and dry moral in this book they may think it s dry or that it fails to meet the standards of The Wizard of Oz I m not afraid at all to say this darlings but we re not in Hollywood s Oz any Fact is if you properly read Baum s original Oz books Oz was a pretty morbid and cynical place Aside from names and places Wicked The Wizard of Oz movies or Baum s Oz books really don t have much to do with eachother They have their own missions Just like Elphaba and Dorothy had their own missions