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  • Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
  • Gregory Maguire
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  • 27 May 2019
  • 9780060987107

10 thoughts on “Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  1. says:

    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 story and then never mentioned again How it's physically possible that Elphaba

  2. says:

    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 mov

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 fool the a

  5. says:

    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 robust flavor colorful specks of herbs that hint of a certain deliciousness and make the tummy grumble So it’s a fresh

  6. says:

    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 myst

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 in

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    Here is yet one instance that supports the old adage that “hindsight is 2020” because had I known how much I’d have e

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Gregory Maguire ¶ 8 Summary

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 The Mists of Avalon 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Free download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ 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 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 fool the audience into liking Anakin by hiring cute kids and bad actors George Lucas could have created an interesting character He could have told an actual story With Wicked we get that Either a person has read the book or since we live in a culture of anti reading most likely has seen the movie Regardless of which one the Wicked Witch of the West is a pretty clear cut character She is evil She is green She is scary What Wicked does is take this evil green and scary witch and turn her into a person we can like and love And it doesn t do it in a cutesy way where we say to ourselves oh what a cute green baby She is born a freak She was not only green but she had teeth like a shark And used them Lost fingers oh boy And forget breast feeding She had a severe allergy to water Her upbringing wasn t too much better She was outcast She had to help raise and take care of her beautiful and crazily religious armless sister who would eventually become the Wicked Witch of the East She was ostracized in school Her roommate Galinda who would eventually become Glinda the good witch could barely stand her And despite all that we grow to like her She s smart as a whip She s funny and witty She s sarcastic and actually uite fun And she cares for all living creatures Can you believe that She even gets involved in a cause to help protect the capital A Animals like the Lion those that can talk who are being rounded up Nazi like by the real bad guy of the story The Wizard We see her take a lover and fall in love We see her lose her lover The progress that leads to her becoming the Wicked Witch of the West is natural and logical And even at the end crazy as she became we understand her and pity her making her that much tragic What a treasure trove George Lucas could have used to truly show us a young Anakin Skywalker How about this and I know I m pilfering from Wicked a bit What if Anakin Skywalker wasn t a cute kid What if he was born disabled What if to be mobile he needed prosthetics to begin with Oh sure we d still have that battle with Kenobi where he loses a whole lot to become that scary guy in the black suit but maybe he had to suffer his entire life being part machine That ll make Kenobi s later line of He s machine now than man even poignant And maybe he s just a little angry about having mechanical parts Maybe his first awareness of the force is through his anger Of course the beginning would be about how on his own through his own strength and integrity he overcomes the anger and the dark and chooses the light side of the force And he comes to grips with his deformity And works on his charm and personality to such a degree that he wins a princess or a ueen whatever He could even have a cause that he fights for Anakin built C3PO so why not take up for droid rights or some such After all he is part machine Why oh why George did you give us such crap It could have been possible And then we could have had a sci fi examination and analysis of the origins of evil We could have brought depth and substance to a classic space opera

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About the Author: Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories such as L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his PhD in English and American Literature from Tufts University and his BA from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children'