19 December 2010


'Wicked' by Gregory Maguire
November 22-25, 406 pages

I feel like I'm just about the only person who hasn't seen the musical of 'Wicked' so I decided to do the next best thing: read the book.

It is far more complex than I anticipated. Some sections of the novel I really got into, and some left me confused; there is a lot going on. It was nice, though. Especially since I haven't read 'The Wizard of Oz' recently and so I rediscovered parts of that story as well. There are some quite funny one-liners, but not much humour apart from them. It's a really interesting and inspired take on a classic story. I was particularly intrigued by the debates on 'evil' - what, where, how and why? Fascinating.

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