Thursday, March 26, 2009
I finished Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West the other night and I can't remember when I have been so pleasantly surprised by a book as I was by Wicked.
The novel is a re-imagining of the story of OZ Gregory Maguire from the point of view of Elphaba, the witch we all remember from Wizard of OZ.
It really was a hell of a good read and once I started reading it it was hard to put down.
I've never been every good at explaining why I do or do not like a book, I just know when I do and I really loved this book and the discussion it raises on the nature of good and evil.
I am beginning a re-read tonight and am adding the next book Son of a Witch to my queue on Paperspine.
I would love to see this as a movie, not as the musical, just a screenplay based on the book. I would probably enjoy it.
And not in the way I enjoyed the movie Twilight.
We watched Twilight last night and lordy it sucked...but sucked in that awesome way that makes you laugh and enjoy the film in spite of yourself.