Wicked Years - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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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 has created a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Great book but no map!
Buyers beware! The e-book is without the maps! I contacted Apple and they confirmed it. If that's important to you then hold off buying.
Wicked review love it!
I recently discovered this author, Gregory Maguire, and have fallen in love with his style. Wicked gives a totally different perspective of the Wicked Witch, her sister, the other wicked witch and the good witch, Glinda, and how the three of them became witches through turn of events in their lives. Couldn't put this book down!
Now reading Confessions of an Ugly Step-sister (Cinderella). Have purchased the authors other books and can't wait to dive into Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, the third book in the Wicked series, and Leaping Beauty.
The author ranks as one of my favorite. Amazing storytelling! Such depth in his characters.
My Absolute Favorite Book
I've re-read Wicked once a year since I first got it about 12 years ago. Every time, I discover another layer of meaning depending on my frame of mind. The first time through, it was just a fun new twist on my favorite story. Now I pick up on layers about racism, religious tension, true friendship, and on and on...
I've read at least a hundred other books since the first time I read this one, and still nothing compares.