WICKED by Gregory Maguire

PJcurlPJcurl Posts: 71Registered Users
I am just on the first few pages and loving it...anyone read it? Thoughts?
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  • LayaliLayali Posts: 561Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I haven't read Wicked, but it's on my long list of books to read.

    I've read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and it was FANTASTIC. Very smart, clever, and well-written.
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  • PJcurlPJcurl Posts: 71Registered Users
    sully wrote:
    I haven't read Wicked, but it's on my long list of books to read.

    I've read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and it was FANTASTIC. Very smart, clever, and well-written.

    Same writer? Thanks!
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  • LayaliLayali Posts: 561Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    PJcurl wrote:
    sully wrote:
    I haven't read Wicked, but it's on my long list of books to read.

    I've read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and it was FANTASTIC. Very smart, clever, and well-written.

    Same writer? Thanks!
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  • nubianqt86nubianqt86 Posts: 70Registered Users
    I read the first 100 or so pages, its okay, but i'm not drawn into it. The Step Sisters one sounds good. Might try that next.
  • SmithsGirlSmithsGirl Posts: 100Registered Users
    I loved "Wicked" and read it three times. Very imaginative. Surprisingly political. I've never felt the same way about the Wicked Witch of the West since then. Enjoy!
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  • MonaMona Posts: 49Registered Users
    Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister was excellent, and I've been dying to read Wicked.

    There was another book of his that I wanted to read, but I can't remember for the life of me what it is...

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  • lafeistlafeist Posts: 72Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    a friend of mine saw Wicked the play in Chicago and said it was really good. Kinda scary for kids.
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  • razicellirazicelli Posts: 139Registered Users
    SmithsGirl wrote:
    I loved "Wicked" and read it three times. Very imaginative. Surprisingly political. I've never felt the same way about the Wicked Witch of the West since then. Enjoy!

    I've heard this about Wicked too. I have it now but so are 20 other books I need to get to in my closet. :lol:
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  • ArlsArls Posts: 16Registered Users
    If you like Wicked, try Son of a Witch next. It's the sequel and it's really good.:)
  • JoshGroban'sRockin'CurlsJoshGroban'sRockin'Curls Posts: 54Registered Users
    Is it a book that I would be okay letting my 13 year old sister read or is it more adult content?
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  • ChrematisaiChrematisai Posts: 85Registered Users
    I would say adult content . . . I'd advise reading a fairly detailed synopsis before deciding.

    I thought it was a great book - its so sad, though! Now I'm DYING to see the musical - the music is incredible, even thought the plot apparently deviates from that of the book rather significantly.

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  • happy-girlhappy-girl Posts: 208Registered Users
    Finished it 2 nights ago. It was GREAT.
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I tried reading it a few years ago and hated it. I want to try it again in case my tastes have changed. I tried Confessions of a Wicked Stepsister and couldn't really get into it but I think I should give it another try as well.
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  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    Wicked was good, and Confessions was better, but it think it would be unfair to compare the two. Son of a Witch was BLAH... not at all captiving.
  • CurlyClaireCurlyClaire Posts: 116Registered Users
    I loved both of them. Enjoy!
  • CurlyHead391CurlyHead391 Posts: 11Registered Users
    I've never read about the muscial, but I am obsessed with the musical and hear that the book was nothing like it at all, but other than that I have heard nothing but good things about it! I have yet to check it out!
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  • NYCurlyGirlyNYCurlyGirly Posts: 1,012Registered Users
    I liked the book, but it is quite heavy-handed. I could not get through Maguires other books. I ADORE the musical, but they took out a lot of the heavy stuff and the musical is very fluffy and fun!
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  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    I read Confessions and Mirror, Mirror I liked Mirror, Mirrorbetter, but they were both good. Wicked is on my list of books, I think I'm reading it after the book I'm on now and one more. Mirror, Mirror is about Snow White and its by Gregory Maguire too. ~~jax
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  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    DarkAngel wrote:
    I tried reading it a few years ago and hated it. I want to try it again in case my tastes have changed. I tried Confessions of a Wicked Stepsister and couldn't really get into it but I think I should give it another try as well.

    Exact same for me. Read it a few years ago when I was pregnant and just didn't enjoy it. I may try it now though.
  • keolkeol Posts: 25Registered Users
    I read Wicked first, and wasn't all that thrilled with it. I enjoyed Confessions much, much more.
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  • texascurlytexascurly Posts: 1,967Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I read Wicked a few years ago and liked it. I have Confessions, but haven't read it yet as I'm anticipating it to be another fairly difficult read (as I thought Wicked was). I need to wait until I can really focus and take time to read it.
  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    I read Wicked a few years ago and need to re-read it. I really enjoyed it - once I got into it. It took me a little while to get captivated by it.

    I read Lost by Gregory Maguire and liked it and have Mirror Mirror on my shelf at home. I have yet to read Confessions.

    Wicked the musical is a fluffy smattering of the book. It touches on maybe a few of the points of the book but does it in a happy ending way. I did like both the book and musical, but for entirely different reasons.
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  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    Wicked the musical is a fluffy smattering of the book. It touches on maybe a few of the points of the book but does it in a happy ending way. I did like both the book and musical, but for entirely different reasons.

    I'm going to see the show in Sept. and I kind of thought that this is how the show would be. (not neccessarily a bad thing, just something more digestible for the average person, right?)
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  • RyanneRyanne Posts: 686Registered Users
    I read it. I knew it would be darker than the musical (I love the songs in it!), but loved it :)
    And I really want to read Confessions of an ugly Stepsister.
  • Ela234Ela234 Posts: 139Registered Users
    Yes and I LOVED it!
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  • pelicanopelicano Posts: 580Registered Users
    I've not read the book, but am becoming quite obsessed with the musical - have seen it twice within a year (a bit of an expensive habit!) and always have the soundtrack on. :)
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  • RyanneRyanne Posts: 686Registered Users
    I bought Confessions of an ugly Stepsister yesterday, together with two other books, and finished it!
  • curlycue82curlycue82 Posts: 92Registered Users
    I have read Wicked and loved it, then I read Confessions, which was awesome, Mirror Mirror was fabulous, Lost was one of my favorites, and Son of a Witch was great and GUESS WHAT - the third in the Wicked series is out - A Lion Among Men, all about the Cowardly Lion!
    YAY

    I love Gregory Maguire's books, and I am going to a book signing (driving 6 hours away) to get my copy of Wicked signed!!!! :)

    I collect his paperback books, so I have to wait to get the new one - argh.

    Got me and my DH tickets to the musical for next month - WAY excited!

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