IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Wicked / Son of a Witch de Gregory Maguire
S'està carregant…

Wicked / Son of a Witch (edició 2008)

de Gregory Maguire

Sèrie: The Wicked Years (omnibus, 1-2)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
609632,617 (3.57)1
Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West: Tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz, tracing her career as nun, nurse, pro-democracy activist and animal rights defender. Son of a witch: The sequel to Wicked returns to the land of Oz to tell the story of Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy defeated Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts. What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape, but what of her powers? Can he find his supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding prison, Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?… (més)
Membre:metalrificangel
Títol:Wicked / Son of a Witch
Autors:Gregory Maguire
Informació:Barnes & Noble (2008), Hardcover
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Llegit, però no el tinc
Valoració:****1/2
Etiquetes:Cap

Informació de l'obra

Wicked / Son of a Witch de Gregory Maguire

  1. 10
    El Màgic d'Oz de L. Frank Baum (Usuari anònim)
    Usuari anònim: Fans of this book should know where it all started.
Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 1 menció

Es mostren 1-5 de 6 (següent | mostra-les totes)
This review is specifically about "Son of a Witch" since I read "Wicked" over 10 years ago.

Some of the world building aspects were hard to follow - though this may be due to the fact I have very vague memories of "Wicked" - so I don't really downgrade my rating of the book for that. One thing I did like was that often Macguire would just drop a comment about something that would be common and obvious to the characters and just leave it at that without explanation. But, it was always for things that didn't change the understanding of the story to not have the details written out about. However, since there were so many made-up words within the book, it sometimes hit the mark with me to use so many obscure words to describe things that probably had a more common similar word.

Also, for most of the book it was hard to see what the point of most actions were - and, that can be a good way to set up a story where at the end the seemingly unconnected things become connected. Though that never happened.

On the whole, it felt like Macquire had decided on the main action points and flow of the story and just made the characters act so as to advance that predetermined line, even if it didn't follow what we understood the character to be like.

It sometimes felt like the author was trying to make some grand statement about something universal, but either came shy of it or got so caught up in grandiose ideas and fancy language that it all became lost. ( )
  Sara_Cat | Mar 6, 2021 |
Storyline differs significantly from the smash Broadway musical, but both the stage and printed versions are fantastic. Spoiler Alert: Some diehard fans of the earlier Dorothy/Toto-centric tale may not appreciate this author's portrayal of their motives and behavior while hunting down the Wicked Witch of the West. Both Wicked and Son were very entertaining reads and I enthusiastically recommend reading both consecutively. ( )
  dele2451 | Aug 26, 2014 |
[Review of Book 2 'Son of a Witch' only]
More likeable than 'Wicked', the first book in the omnibus, if not quite as challenging, this has the same intelligence, mordant wit and salty use of language. I suspect that I will go on to read more of Maguire's work. ( )
  salimbol | Nov 25, 2013 |
I've listed WICKED separately as "Read but unowned" in order to rate it with 4 stars. The actual copy that I have, though, is this Barnes & Noble "luxury" edition that includes WICKED and SON OF A WITCH, and this particular edition I rate with a half-star. It is poorly printed with defaced typography on three or four pages, where the upper halves of some letters/words are glitched so that they do not properly align with the lower halves.

Watch out about buying this B&N edition. ( )
  CurrerBell | Nov 7, 2011 |
I just finished reading Wicked for the second time and loved it even more than I did back in high school. It was an exciting, interesting, genius reworking of the tale of Oz from the "witches" point of view, exploring the beginnings of The Wicked Witch Of The East, The Wicked Witch Of The West, and Glinda The Good Witch, and while it is a novel that may have begun from a work already in existence, it has truly created a whole new entity in itself. Elphaba was a believable female heroine, surprisingly well written from a male point of view. The writing itself was mysterious to read, in a way that didn't talk down to it's readers but gave them something to chew on without being a mess of confusion. This is a grown up "fairy tale" enjoyed by anyone who loves to explore the well known to discover layers and layers of story underneath. A great fantasy world of love, sex, politics, family, friendship, and philosophies of good, evil, and what constitutes a soul (animal? Animal? Human? Witch?). I hate to label something as a "book club book" because I feel it always makes a work sound cheesy, but if you have friends cool enough to read this with you, it is a great book to discuss and theorize about. Maguire is a wonder of a writer, greatly crafted in intelligent sly wit mixed with great imagination, and I am excited to begin reading Son Of A Witch for the first time as soon as I have time to crack open the second half of this enchanting green tome. ( )
  Jennifyr | Aug 26, 2011 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 6 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
'Tis very strange Men should be so fond of being thought wickeder than they are. -Daniel Defoe, A System of Magick (Wicked)
In historical events great men--so called--are but the labels that serve to give a name to an event, and like labels, they have the last possible connection with the event itself. Every action of theirs, that seems to them an act of their own free will, is in an historical sense not free at all, but in bondage to the whole course of previous history, and predestined from all eternity. -Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi, War and Peace (Wicked)
"Well," Said the head, "I will give you your answer. You have no right to expect me to send you back to Kansas unless you do something for me in return. In this country everyone must pay for everything he gets. If you wish me to use my magic power to send you home again you must do something for me first. Help me and I will help you." "What must I do?" asked the girl. "Kill the wicked Witch of the West," answered Oz. -L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Wicked)
I have no fear that the poetry of democratic peoples will be found timid or that it will stick too close to the earth. I am much more afraid that it...may finish up by describing an entirely fictitious country.

-- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835, 1840 (Son of a Witch)
All cows were like all other cows, all tigers like all other tigers -- what on earth has happened to human beings?

-- Harry Mulisch, Siegfried, 2001 (Son of a Witch)
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
This book is for Betty Levin and for all those who
taught me to love and fear goodness. (Wicked)
L. Baum's second Oz novel, The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904), was dedicated to the actors David C. Montogomery and Fred A. Stone, who performed the roles of the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow in the first theatrical version The Wizard of Oz.
In that spirit, Son of a Witch is dedicated to the cast and creative team of the musical Wicked, which opened on Broadway in October 2003--the night before Halloween.
To Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz, foremost and first, for their vision; to Wayne Cilento, Susan Hilferty, Eugene Lee, Joe Mantello, Stephen Oremus, Kenneth Posner, and Marc Platt and his associates, for bringing visions to life; and, among all the capable cast, most especially to Kristin Chenoweth (Galinda/Glinda), Joel Grey (The Wizard), and Idina Menzel (Elphaba), for bringing life to visions. (Son of a Witch)
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
A mile above Oz, the Witch balanced on the wind's forward edge, as if she were a green fleck of the land itself, flung up and sent wheeling away by the turbulent air. (Wicked)
So the talk of random brutality wasn't just talk. (Son of a Witch)
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West: Tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz, tracing her career as nun, nurse, pro-democracy activist and animal rights defender. Son of a witch: The sequel to Wicked returns to the land of Oz to tell the story of Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy defeated Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts. What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape, but what of her powers? Can he find his supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding prison, Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.57)
0.5 1
1 3
1.5
2 7
2.5
3 17
3.5 3
4 17
4.5 5
5 14

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 176,607,130 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible