Wicked - Gregory Maguire

Wicked

By Gregory Maguire

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-10-13
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Gregory Maguire
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 504 Ratings)

Wicked Gregory Maguire read online review & book description:

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?

Gregory Maguire has created a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.

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  • From the 1939 movie to this...

    1
    By topher6262
    I bought this book because I wanted to know what all the hubbub was with the stage play; which I have yet to experience. Otherwise, I am coming from the love of the 1939 movie, ‘The Wizard Of Oz’. If the author was trying to create something new, that much was a success. But, taking characters we all have known since the 1939 movie and giving them altogether different characteristics and sidling up to any parallels to well known actions or activities and acting like an alternate reality has occurred without warning the reader to expect, and, changing those well known outcomes - it’s hard to accept. This book is full of descriptive sexual exploits and the gamut of spectrum dealing with politics. The Wizard is described as a tyrant who wants and needs to proliferate his reach. There are new characters that seem to be more at the frontlines than one would expect. Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West, was so far removed from the movie screen character; more demure than anything, even if she (sparsely) shows anger. She is hardly seen as the boisterous evil witch of the screen. She takes on the role of victim more than all other character traits. Be prepared to look up a plethora of words and sit through so much rambling. Honestly, hard as it was, I finished the first book hoping to find some spell or magic to say that something would cause the books characters to be whisked backwards in time, at some point to start again, so the story would have to realign with the activities of the movie. Instead, it was a doubling down to conclude in its own right; which was very disappointing overall. In the end, this book gives me no interest in continuing with the rest of the series. Again, this is coming from one who has only known of the movie version of the story to base this review on.
  • Wicked

    5
    By Moosie55
    I could not put it down! I could feel all the emotion felt. Made my heart pound. Cried. Loved the wicked witch. Only wish Fierro and Elphaba were together in the end. I saw the WICKED play this year for the first time. Bought the musical show album. I listen driving to work daily. I always loved the Wizard of Oz growing up since 1960. Thank you for the books . Cannot wait to start on SON OF A WITCH...
  • love it

    5
    By minecraft mini man
    i love wicked the musical and i like this book a little bit worse than wicked the musical
  • Didn't live up to the hype

    3
    By kittenring
    This book is not at all what I expected from growing to love the play. The characters all meet a very unhappy end. I like something happy to look forward to in a novel and this book didn't provide that for me. The language in which Maguire writes can be hard to follow at times. The story was definitely very inventive and had a lot going on, but it was too political for my taste. I wouldn't really recommend this book. It was alright, not great and not horrible, if that makes sense.
  • Wickedly amazing!

    5
    By Frostbite128
    This is simply the best book I've ever read... Not as kid friendly as the musical, and no map, but still amazing!
  • AMAZING

    5
    By Hdjfkkfienanshem0398765
    I thought it was the best book ever
  • My new favorite book

    5
    By Smosher98
    This book is amazing! I'll never be able to watch "Wizard of Oz" the same way again.
  • Wicked: interesting, but not meant for young children

    4
    By Holabacho
    Wicked shows the interesting point of elphaba(AKA the wicked witch of the west ) and maguires view on oz. I enjoyed this book, but didn't think it was 5 star worthy, because of some unneeded sexual content and strong language.
  • It was ok

    3
    By TheyLovinTheCruuuz
    I honestly hated how hard it was for me to get the whole picture. The language was annoying. I used the dictionary a lot during reading this. I ended up using the spark notes to understand everything. Idk... To each is own.
  • Maps??

    2
    By snitro
    Why can't we get the book which has the maps? Which is the other cover... Please make it available ... That would be great!

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