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 ...Show synopsisAn 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.Hide synopsis
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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".
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.
I managed to see the musical when it came back to the Orpheum in San Francisco, and it was a lot of fun. Reminded me a lot of Into the Woods. I wasn't that interested in reading the book at the time, but after seeing the musical, it's now on my "to read" list. Haven't heard too many good things about ...
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