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, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister ...
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, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
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As with every book I've ever read of his, "Wicked" does not disappoint! Excellent in every way!
Mar 22, 2012
Great Price! Great Delivery! Great Deal! Got all the books in the series at one time!! Happy happy me!
Feb 23, 2012
Even better the second time!
I love this story! I had given my paperback copy to my daughter, but later bought both "Son of a Witch" and "Lion Among Men" in hard covers. When "Out of Oz" came out, I decided to make it 4-volume set, so ordered this copy as a replacement. I enjoyed it even more the second time through, as small unnoticed elements, which were picked up in sequels, now had more significance in "Wicked".
Sep 17, 2009
A must read before seeing the Play!
For anyone who grew up with the movie, this is a passionate, surprising "prequel" to the truth behind Oz and the so-called "wicked" witches involved in the politics of same.
Aug 27, 2009
This book was soooo good!!! I loved every second of it! I really enjoyed trying to connect the dots of this story with The Wizard of Oz. I think Gregory Maguire is amazing and I can't wait to read all of this other work.
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