Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wickeder

Running a fever now. I hope that's a good sign; Richard had a temp right before he started to feel better.

I finished Wicked, which was superb, and am now reading the sequel, Son of a Witch. They definitely give a revisionist history of Oz; Dorothy is a shallow do-gooder who looks out for #1 and breaks her promises, Glinda is a tyrant who can't stand the sight of poor people on the streets of the Emerald City (*cough* Guliani *cough*), and the Wicked Witches weren't really all that bad. They just had some issues.

7 comments:

tweetey30 said...

OK I need an author and name of book please. these look good.

SME said...

They're "Wicked" and "Son of a Witch" by Gregory Maguire. He also wrote one about Cinderella's stepsisters. "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister", I think it's called. I haven't read that one yet, but Wicked and the sequel are both very good. Weird, but good.

tshsmom said...

The witches were victims of poor parenting.

Courtney said...

I absolutely loved Wicked! The sequel is in my pile.

tshsmom said...

Courtney, then why wasn't Son of a Witch on the list in your post?
I would have picked that one for you. ;)

scrunch said...

I read both and really enjoyed them. Have also read "confessions of an ugly stepmother" and another one whose title escapes me. They weren't as good as Wicked and the sequel but I enjoy the author.

SME said...

I have "Lost" here too. It looks good.