Sunday, September 18, 2011


Synopsis: 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 creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land 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 notions about the nature of good and evil.

OK, so I FINALLY finished the book "Wicked". I attempted to read this book awhile ago and put it down because I just couldn't get into it. I still wanted to read it though because I have a few friends that said it was a good one. I also liked the premise of the book, the story from the perspective of the wicked witch of the west. The idea behind the book is very enticing but the deliver (in my opinion) not so much. I must say this book took me so long to finish. I would begin reading at night and fall asleep while reading but I persevered and finally finished it. There are some things that the author just never explains and you keep reading waiting to read the why. Elphaba (the main character - the wicked witch) she has an aversion to water which is brought up throughout the book, but you never find out why this is the case. I won't say this is the worst book I've read but if given the choice between this book and another, well let's just say I would choose the latter. I have heard the play is amazing and different from the book, I am still hoping one day to be able to see it. If you've read this book, I would definitely like to hear your thoughts on it.
Longest journey yet!