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reader æ doc Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West 9780060987107 Free ´ ❅ [KINDLE] ✾ Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West By Gregory Maguire ➞ – When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L Lenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evilAn astonishingly rich re creation of the land of Oz this book retells the story of Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West who wasn't so wicked after all Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature This book as become increasingly popular mostly due to the success of the musical by the same name the truth is however its not very good There are many interesting and intriguing plotlines in the book and you wait for them to be clerified and expanded upon but many never are many fantastic characters are introduced and are hinted at playing an important roll later in the book doesnt happen the book doesnt even really give you the background you want on the witch it is made clear from the beginning that she has an eversion to water but you never find out why there are some vague mentions of some connection to the ocean but it is never followed through You never even get a really Good explanation to why she is green that part of the story is very uick and pretty unintersting The book is full of cool little interesting things that you swear will play a part but dont I really wish someone would take this book and expand it to its true potential the idea for the story is so cool but the ideas are just so unorganized that it was truly a let down My advice borrow the book see the musical it is completely different from the book but the story is much thought out the most disappointing part of the book for me whas the ending just awful very laim its like the author gave up and just let her melt no explanation no insight into the witch now Im being pretty harsh I should say that I loved the beginning of this book the first half even but well the last halfwhat a letdown

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E way again Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first class citizens Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle The Life and Times of eBook #8608 class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence And then there is the little green skinned girl named Elphaba who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West a smart prickly and misunderstood creature who chal From the first page I couldn't put the book down I loved it And as my love for the book Wicked and the Wicked Witch of the West grew my hatred for George Lucas grew in direct proportion How could he have gotten it so wrong I never pretended to like the new trilogy It could have been a new story It could have really delved into the character of Darth Vader or rather Anakin Skywalker and truly made him tragicInstead of trying to fool the audience into liking Anakin by hiring cute kids and bad actors George Lucas could have created an interesting character He could have told an actual story With Wicked we get that Either a person has read the book or since we live in a culture of anti reading most likely has seen the movie Regardless of which one the Wicked Witch of the West is a pretty clear cut character She is evil She is green She is scary What Wicked does is take this evil green and scary witch and turn her into a person we can like and love And it doesn't do it in a cutesy way where we say to ourselves oh what a cute green baby She is born a freak She was not only green but she had teeth like a shark And used them Lost fingers oh boy And forget breast feeding She had a severe allergy to water Her upbringing wasn't too much better She was outcast She had to help raise and take care of her beautiful and crazily religious armless sister who would eventually become the Wicked Witch of the East She was ostracized in school Her roommate Galinda who would eventually become Glinda the good witch could barely stand her And despite all that we grow to like her She's smart as a whip She's funny and witty She's sarcastic and actually uite fun And she cares for all living creatures Can you believe that She even gets involved in a cause to help protect the capital A Animals like the Lion those that can talk who are being rounded up Nazi like by the real bad guy of the story The Wizard We see her take a lover and fall in love We see her lose her lover The progress that leads to her becoming the Wicked Witch of the West is natural and logical And even at the end crazy as she became we understand her and pity her making her that much tragic What a treasure trove George Lucas could have used to truly show us a young Anakin Skywalker How about this and I know I'm pilfering from Wicked a bit What if Anakin Skywalker wasn't a cute kid What if he was born disabled What if to be mobile he needed prosthetics to begin with Oh sure we'd still have that battle with Kenobi where he loses a whole lot to become that scary guy in the black suit but maybe he had to suffer his entire life being part machine That'll make Kenobi's later line of He's machine now than man even poignant And maybe he's just a little angry about having mechanical parts Maybe his first awareness of the force is through his anger Of course the beginning would be about how on his own through his own strength and integrity he overcomes the anger and the dark and chooses the light side of the force And he comes to grips with his deformity And works on his charm and personality to such a degree that he wins a princess or a ueen whatever He could even have a cause that he fights for Anakin built C3PO so why not take up for droid rights or some such After all he is part machine Why oh why George did you give us such crap It could have been possible And then we could have had a sci fi examination and analysis of the origins of evil We could have brought depth and substance to a classic space opera

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Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the WestWhen Dorothy Life and PDFEPUB #230 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 Wicked The eBook #8608 mysterious Witch Where did she come from How did she become so wicked And what is the true nature of evilGregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we The Life and Kindle #213 will never look at Oz the sam Instead of my usual griping style we'll do this review in list formThings That I Really Wish Gregory Maguire Had Bothered To Explain That Might Have Made Wicked Worth Reading Why Elphaba is green Why Elphaba cannot touch water The Philosophy Club which seemed to be some sort of bizarre sex club which was introduced towards the middle of the story and then never mentioned again How it's physically possible that Elphaba gave birth to a son but may actually not have because she doesn't remember it Maguire's explanation is that she was drugged up on sedatives for the entire pregnancy and therefore cannot tell if she actually had a kid Umlisten Greg I know you're a guy but I assure you there is no drug on this earth or on Oz that makes a woman unable to remember giving birth What the hell the Clock of the Time Dragon was and how it's able to give puppet shows revealing the Deep Dark Secrets of characters' pasts Why Elphaba wanted the magic slippers so much The backstory of the Scarecrow and why he hated the Wicked Witch of the West The Tin Man and Lion are explained but I guess by the time he had to come up with a story for the Scarecrow Maguire had used up all his creative juices As a result the Scarecrow just appears with the others at the witch's castle and even Elphaba can't figure out why the hell he's thereUPDATE I didn't want to be a jerk about this but I am forced to deliver the following public service announcementATTENTION POTENTIAL COMMENTERS I appreciate the fact that you wish to take time out of your busy to day to offer explanations for some or all of the uestions I posed above HOWEVER before you do this I advise you to read through ALL THE OTHER COMMENTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN POSTED explaining various aspects of the book that I am too stupid to grasp IF after reading every single comment you still feel that you have something really original and startling to say that has not already been pointed out a million times then please be my guest and post your comment If not please be aware that the book's many flaws have already been explained to me by dozens of people and one person telling me it's a really good book you just have to read it twenty times before you understand MaGuire's genius will not convince me to alter my one star rating in any wayThank you and have a nice day