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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

de Gregory Maguire

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This re-creation of the land of Oz, tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.… (més)
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    El Màgic d'Oz de L. Frank Baum (TuesdayNovember, lucien, sturlington)
    lucien: An obvious choice and one that's already listed. I will add that if your only exposure to the original is the film, I'd recommend this short read. There are several ideas Maguire plays with that are only in the book.
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    A Lion Among Men de Gregory Maguire (KrazySkaterChick)
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    Son of a Witch de Gregory Maguire (Kerian)
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    The Looking Glass Wars de Frank Beddor (joyfulgirl)
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    The Book of Lost Things de John Connolly (Shuffy2)
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    Grendel de John Gardner (mcenroeucsb)
    mcenroeucsb: Both are books that give you the "bad guy" take on classic tales.
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    Was de Geoff Ryman (jonathankws)
    jonathankws: Set more in the 'real world' this re-telling of Oz compares three protagonists: a gay male actor with AIDS, a girl called Dorothy who a fictional L. Frank Baum 'created' Oz for, and a makeup girl on the set of the original film version film who encounters Judy Garland.… (més)
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    El bon lladre de Hannah Tinti (mhmolinaro)
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    A Barnstormer In Oz de Philip José Farmer (jonathankws)
    jonathankws: This retelling/sequel to the Wizard of Oz focuses on Dorothy's son who returns to Oz by accident.
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    The House in the Cerulean Sea de TJ Klune (thenothing)
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    A Nameless Witch de A. Lee Martinez (infiniteletters)
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    The Librarian (Book Two: Unhappily Ever After) de Eric Hobbs (Othemts)
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    Running with Scissors de Augusten Burroughs (khoov00)
    khoov00: This book seems to appeal to some with the same sense of humor as it would take to appreciate the book Wicked.
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    1984 de George Orwell (hayfa)
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Been wanting to read this one for a while, because I absolutely loved the Broadway musical, and I'm super excited for the movies to come out, and it was just as good as I thought it would be! An amazing read and I can't wait to read the rest of the series! ( )
  MoonlyteRose | Jun 25, 2024 |
I loved the fresh perspective. The book was a bit too political for my preference, but I did enjoy it. Even though I knew Elphaba would die in the end, it was still devastating. She was so *interesting*. ( )
  HRHSophie | May 31, 2024 |
Read on audio. After seeing the trailer for the new Wicked movie coming out, I thought I'd pick this up for a reread. Its a good take on what the lives of the Witches of Oz (North, East and West) were like before what we know from the original. I had forgotten how much this overlaps with Dorothy and the original Wizard of Oz. Its a very good read. I'll probably get to the other 3 in the series, eventually. ( )
  mahsdad | May 25, 2024 |
I first read this book a number of years ago, and I didn't like it. I wanted more Dorothy and less Oz Politics. Than I forgot most of the plot, including Elphaba's little sister, Nessarose.

So on a reread, I found it a completely different book, a story about trying to do the right thing, but completely screwing up or timing issues, with people dying due to these screw ups. It is a heartbreaking tale, from being used to make a point about religion form a parent, to losing connections to a point of pride.

Elphaba becoming the witch isn't so much about good and evil, its about losing what ones values, not black and white, but grey and grey - its impossible to make good choices when the world you live in is so bleak.

Oddly enough, this is one of those books that explains the real world - using religious intolerance, colonization, fascism, all starting with a years long drought that causes famine and income loss, it is analogy for our world.

Also, I still want more Dorothy....... :) ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Mar 30, 2024 |
If I could, I would give this less than 1 star. It was really a disgusting, confusing book. I picked it up because I love the musical; the name is the only thing this has in common with that. The only reason I even finished it (& still have it) because finishing books is a personal rule of mine. I still have my copy because I am totally against trashing or burning books, but it's so disgusting I would never pass it on to anyone else. ( )
3 vota blakelylaw | Mar 3, 2024 |
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Although Mr. Maguire demonstrates a knack for conjuring up bizarre adventures for Elphie and introducing her to an eccentric cast of creatures (though nowhere near as enchanting as the many creatures Baum invented in his multiple sequels to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"), his insistence on politicizing Oz and injecting it with a heavy dose of moral relativism turns a wonderfully spontaneous world of fantasy into a lugubrious allegorical realm, in which everything and everyone is labeled with a topical name tag.
 
With a husky voice and a gentle, dramatic manner that will call to mind the image of a patient grandfather reading to an excited gaggle of children, McDonough leisurely narrates this fantastical tale of good and evil, of choice and responsibility. In Maguire's Oz, Elphaba, better known as the Wicked Witch of the West, is not wicked; nor is she a formally schooled witch. Instead, she's an insecure, unfortunately green Munchkinlander who's willing to take radical steps to unseat the tyrannical Wizard of Oz. Using an appropriately brusque voice for the always blunt Elphaba, McDonough relates her tumultuous childhood (spent with an alcoholic mother and a minister father) and eye-opening school years (when she befriends her roommate, Glinda). McDonough's pacing remains frustratingly slow even after the plot picks up, and Elphaba's protracted ruminations on the nature of evil will have some listeners longing for an abridgement. Still, McDonough's excellent portrayals of Elphaba's outspoken, gravel-voiced nanny and Glinda's snobbish friends make this excursion to Oz worthwhile
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Gregory Maguireautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Avirom, JoelDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lawson, CelesteNarrator.autor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Mcdonough, JohnNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Smith, DouglasIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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'Tis very strange Men should be so fond of being thought wickeder than they are. -Daniel Defoe, A System of Magick
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
"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
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This book is for Betty Levin and for all those who
taught me to love and fear goodness.
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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.
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"Maybe the definition of home is the place where you are never forgiven, so you may always belong there, bound by guilt. And maybe the cost of belonging is worth it."
"Ah, we're slow learners, Nanny countered. But they can't learn at all" (p.12).
"You're not so bold at all," said Elphaba, "you're about as bold as tea made from used leaves" (p.129)
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This re-creation of the land of Oz, tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.

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