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This is an incredible story about the life of the wicked witch of the west, very interesting.
Again and again, the story seems to develop some worthwhile character and plot only to have them half developed or dropped.
Evil in Wicked seems to mean that villains are people too with real feelings, which is not a huge revelation to me.
Just not my thing, I think. I read this as part of a project to read all the titles in NPR's Top 100 SciFi and Fantasy book list. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Chip Marshall
Almost nothing like the play. I found the writing style difficult to read and hard to make it through, all of the charactes are terrible and I found it difficult to be endeared... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mikki
I thought it was an interesting concept to do the backstory of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and if executed properly this could have been a good book. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Carl Alves
Gregory Maguire attempts to explore the concept of evil and compare the way we perceive it to its actual form by exploring the life of the Wicked Witch of the West in his novel,... Read morePublished 9 days ago by saadat farooqi
Brilliantly descriptive writing. An excellent exposure and admonition of bigotry and discrimination. I started to read it on a lark but I could not put it down.Published 11 days ago by Ken
Best book I've read in awhile... the presentation of the 'wicked' witch is refreshing and honest. I love that the author brings out the idea that no one is all evil or all good and... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Angela Yuriko Smith
Too grim; I closed it after 2-3 chapters and went back to reading cereal boxes. There are VERY few books I cannot read at all! Read morePublished 13 days ago by MamaGrand
Intriguing look at a character we all thought we knew. Beautiful writing.Published 16 days ago by Krena