Have you read the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire?

@kellys3ps (3728)
United States
December 28, 2007 1:15pm CST
I just finished reading this book, and it was much different than I excpeted. Have you read this book, and what did you think of it?
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• United States
6 Jan 08
I ahve read Wicked and I agree with you it was weird! I do want to see the Broadway play of it though.
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• United States
29 Dec 07
I got that from the library, and read the first few chapters. I would really like to finish it, but I picked a bad time, too busy time to really enjoy a book! I will definately check it out again when time permits....and the weather. I walk to the library on my lunch break from work, and usually don't go when it's too cold or snowy!
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• United States
4 Jul 08
I have read it - in fact, I own it. I read the book shortly before going to see the musical here in South Florida. The book was definitely darker than I expected, since I'd already heard the musical's soundtrack. It was very dark, very serious. It was still a good book, but it surprised me just how different from the musical was.
• Singapore
26 May 08
No I have not but I keep seeing another book by this author around - son of a witch. I didn't read that because I wanted to get the first book first. I like reading things in order lol. So is this book good? Different in what sense? Will it be worth my time?
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
Haha. I know this is an old discussion, but I was looking for one about Wicked and I just felt like posting my response. I first fell in love with the Broadway Musical, and after some time I told myself that I should also read the original novel it was based from. So there, I bought a copy and began reading it. It was totally different from what I had expected, having known the musical beforehand. The premise is more or less the same, but the ending and treatment of most of the characters were worlds apart. Not that I'm saying that the novel is not as good as the musical. I love both of them! They're just not made for the same audience. xoxo, ajhie!