Have you read any of Gregory Maguire's books?
June 19, 2007 7:32pm CST
And what did you think of them? I've read Wicked, Lost, Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister and Mirror Mirror. I really liked Wicked and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Lost wasn't bad, but not something that I want to add to my collection. Mirror Mirror... I just finished it and it just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be.
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20 Jun 07
I own his entire collection. Gifts. I liked Wicked and Son of a Witch. I haven't yet been able to get into Mirror Mirror or Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. I haven't attempted Lost yet, but I've heard that's the worst of all of his books. I'd say read Son of a Witch. If you liked Wicked you'll like that one too.
27 Apr 08
Woah. This is a really old discussion. Haha. I just wanna share my response though. I've read three of Maguire's books so far. The first one was The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Oh dear I just love that title.. sooo long it sounds sooo good. Haha. I read it out of my love for its musical adaptation. I was a bit surprised at how different the two were, but I totally understand why changes had to be made. The next one I read was the sequel to Wicked, Son of a Witch, which, of course, followed the 'alleged' son of Elphaba on his own share of adventures and misadventures. Lastly, I read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. To be honest, I liked that more than Wicked and Son of a Witch, mostly because it didn't have too much political flavor into it unlike the other two. It dealt mostly with interpersonal issues and gave a very unique and oftentimes sad view of the Stepsisters. Overall, I think GM is a great and well-inspired writer, and it would be wonderful if I could find some time soon to continue reading his other works. Till then.. xoxo, ajhie!