The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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Following the traditions of Gabriel GarcÍa Marqu,z, John Gardner and J.R.R. Tolkien, Wicked is a richly woven tale that takes us to the other, darker side of the rainbow as novelist Gregory Maguire chronicles the Wicked Witch of the West's o
Brandon Current
Ha scritto il 17/10/12
Don't Read
The book sets out to wrestle with the nature and origin of evil - but fails to wrestle with the important questions. The book is full of symbolism that is called out to obviously in a contrived way, yet the symbols remain disappointingly vague as to...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/02/12
A fresh look at an old story...
I really enjoyed this book, it's a really unique way of looking at a really old story. I loved the beginning showing where the Wicked Witch was born and how she came about. Some parts dragged a little but for the most part I thought the story was we...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/05/11
It's a great book, however my knoledge of English isn't enough to understand everything. I'm just a little annoying by the fact that the book is VERY different from the musical: I know it's "ispired of", and not "from" the book, but... oh, I don't kn...Continua
Jason Zapata
Ha scritto il 26/08/10
My Review of "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West"
Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked” is a victory in revisionist fictional writing. The novel is based on the origins of the Wicked Witch of the West. The author takes his time in establishing his interpretation of OZ. In wonderful detail we are told of the di...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/08/10

I enjoyed the Broadway play more than the book. The book is kind of strange, although the author is very creative.

Ha scritto il Jan 14, 2011, 00:02
"To the grim poor there need be no pour quoi tale about where avil arises; it just arises; it always is. One never learns how the witch became wicked, or whether that was the right choice for her - is it ever the right choice? Does the devil ever str...Continua
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Ha scritto il May 10, 2009, 17:16
"[...] People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us." He sighed. "It's people who claim that they're good, or anyway better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of."
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Ha scritto il May 10, 2009, 11:07
The more civilized we become, the more horrendous our entertainments.
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Ha scritto il May 08, 2009, 07:56
"I tried to, as a child," said Elphie. "I made an effort. The mothy, gormless, indistinct sunrise of salvation world - the Other Land - I couldn't get it, I couldn't focus. Now I just think it's our own lives that are hidden from us. The mystery - wh...Continua
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Ha scritto il May 08, 2009, 07:53
"When the times are a crucible, when the air is full of crisis," she said, "those who are the most themselves are the victims."
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