Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Was she really wicked? What is evil anyway? These were the questions this book attempted to answer by delving into the Witch's childhood and the politics of Oz itself. I thought it was just so-so. Many parts were interesting, and many went into excrutiating detail. I would have liked it more concise. There were lots of interesting characters, and you'll never be able to look at the Wizard of Oz the same again. It was a good book to follow The Memory Keeper's Daughter. I needed something "out of this world" so to speak.