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Loved Wicked, Loved this Book about Wicked
on December 27, 2014
If you love Wicked, the musical, then you will love this book, which is full of behind the scenes info and gorgeous photos of the actors and the sets. The Grimmerie explains how the original book by Gregory Maguire became a phenomenal musical. It is not the story that is told in the musical. You can buy a book called Wicked, The Broadway Musical by Winnie Holzman with the story told in the musical.
If you want to read the story of Wicked, I highly recommend Ms. Holzman's book over the original story by Mr. Maguire. I do not have anything against Mr. Maguire personally. His story is quite imaginative, possibly even brilliant, and has the same very interesting themes as those portrayed in the musical. Mr. Maguire's story is just too dark, too pornographic and too depressing for me. I prefer the much happier ending of the play. I know that life does not always have a happy ending but that is precisely why I like my fantasy to end in a cheery way.