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Gregory Maguire, author of "Wicked," amongst other things
post Feb 3 2009, 10:56 PM
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Have you guys read his books? I've read two -- Wicked, and more recently Son of a Witch -- and I'm struck at how different the two books are. Wicked, amazing. Son of a Witch, not so much. Son of a Witch started slow and ended confusingly and for the most part I think Maguire tried to hard to be profound.

Anybody agree? Disagree? Let's have a discussion.
post Feb 4 2009, 01:09 AM
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Actually... I hate Wicked. I tried reading it and could not get into it.

Loved the Broadway show though.
post Feb 9 2009, 02:24 PM
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i liked wicked, maybe because i love wizard of oz.
post Feb 9 2009, 05:12 PM
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I have his other two books, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror, Mirror. Confessions is pretty good. I've been wondering if I should read Son of a Witch, but now that I've read your reply, I don't think I'd want to waste my time on a book like that.
post Apr 13 2010, 08:49 PM
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I have to bump this.

Wicked is one of my all-time favorite books. I was surprised at how much I liked it and was even more surprised at the humor in it. I also read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, which was all right. I think Wicked appeals more to me because it's tragic and as evil as she appears towards the end, you can't help but feel sympathy for Elphaba.
post Jul 22 2010, 04:09 PM
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I did read "Wicked". Thought it was beautifully written. This man puts a lot of work and thought into his writing. I've been tempted to read his other books, but just never got around to it. Maybe someday, but i have heard that Wicked was his best book, so it would be hard to just pick up another one of his books that were only "okay"

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