I'm reading the book again..

United States
March 11, 2013 6:32pm CST
The book called Wicked. The broadway show was based on this book. I'm going to see the show in a few weeks.. so I thought I'd read the book again to refresh my memory. I did read it once years ago.. it was probably nearly 10 years ago or so that I read it, long before it became a huge hit on Broadway. I remember the basic plot, but I've forgotten so much about the book. I thought it would really be a good idea to read it again before seeing the show. Do you tend to do that? Re-read a book prior to seeing it in theaters or on broadway (or off Broadway as the case may be)?
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
11 Mar 13
Yes, I used to do this when I lived in the U.K. It helps so much whilst watching as I don't miss anything. I will see of I can download this on my kindle. Hope it is free!
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• United States
12 Mar 13
I borrowed it from the library.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
10 Apr 13
I didn't know it was a book. I would love to read it then see the play someday. I know most of the songs and I suppose they tell a lot of the story on their own. Thank you for letting me know it was a book.
• United States
10 Apr 13
There's a whole series called The Wicked Years. I got hooked and read them all. They were very good!
@Pegasus72 (1904)
10 Apr 13
I will be adding them to my reading list. Thank you again.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
13 Mar 13
Yeah i tend to re read books that become movies or Broadway shows and so does my hubby.He tried to re read the Hobbit before it came tho theaters in 2012. Tho there are some books i haven't had the chance to re read before they come out as a movie. I have only seen 3 shows on Broadway and none of them were books. Tho i have seen some shows in my area like wicked and Les Miserables but never read the books. Saw Hunger Games and never read the book. Tho i did read every Harry Potter book Schindler's List The Time Traveler's Wife. Tho with Schindler's List and the Time Travelers's Wife i read after seeing the movies. Silence Of the Lambs i read before and after seeing the movie.
• United States
13 Mar 13
I read The Hobbit a few years ago.. and all the Lord of the Rings books. I don't think I'll read them again though.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
13 Mar 13
Well, I've never had the opportunity in my life to see a Broadway or off-Broadway show. However, there have been a lot of movies that have been released recently that have been based on books that I've read and when that has been the case, I will typically get the book back out and re-read it before I have the chance to see the movie in the theater. If I've never read the book, I will always read the book before I go to the theater so that I will know the basics of what is going to happen in the movie and also so that I can see the differences between the movie and the book.
• United States
13 Mar 13
Thar is how i am i like to try and read the book before i see the movie so i can compare the book to the movie. My hubby is like this as well.
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
i have an obsession, wanting to read the book first before watching the movie or TV show, hence i have a very long list of shows, films i want to watch. not as long as the list of books i want to read though. wicked was the first gregory maguire book i read. not my favorite, as i like the fairy tale ones better, mirror mirror and confessions of an ugly stepsister. i also love the movie adaptation of the latter. but i envy you as you get to see the musical, which is more popular than the book i think. i want to read the rest of the books in the series, hopefully soon.
• United States
13 Mar 13
Never read any of his other books.. I tend to stick with murder mysteries mostly.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
12 Mar 13
No but I think it's a good idea to refresh your memory. Never hurts anyway...hope you enjoy the show!
• United States
13 Mar 13
I am sure I will.
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
12 Mar 13
I don't really re-read any of the books, because there are too many good books to read, and so little time :). Actually, I didn't like Wicked, I mean, the book. And from what i've heard, there have been load of plot changes to the novel itself in the show.
• United States
12 Mar 13
I can already tell that by the pictures in the book.. Nessarose is in a wheelchair but has arms.. and Fiyero doesn't have blue diamonds all over him, he looks normal. Still can't wait to see it though. I don't expect it to be just like the book.. I just wanted a refresher of what it was about though.
12 Mar 13
Funny you should mention this book; I am just about to start it - a colleague has lent me the book and I am going to make a start on it once I get some free time. The show is also going to be showing this Autumn in my home town so the tickets have been selling liek wild fire however, I have not bought any due to the cost although I really wish I had been able to afford them - if I do manage to scrape enough together though before it starts, I will be going!
• United States
12 Mar 13
I am really excited to see it! Hope you enjoy the book.
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
12 Mar 13
I have read books then went and saw the movie. What a disappointment. The book was always better. I am rereading Roots for about the fifth time. I do enjoy rereading a good book.
• United States
12 Mar 13
Yes, that is true.
@AmbiePam (45833)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Hey, now I'm jealous! I've always wanted to see a Broadway play. I've never read the book Wicked, but I'm familiar with Kristen Chenowith who used to be the lead in the Broadway show. She's from Oklahoma. But I can only take so much of her. Her voice can get on your nerves. Any idea who plays the lead in the show now?
• United States
12 Mar 13
No idea.. but the one I'm seeing is off-Broadway, so it probably won't be the same actors anyway.. at least that's what I'm assuming. I'll let you know after I see it.
@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
12 Mar 13
No, because then I compare them and nothing stands up to comparison... I prefer to do my best to enjoy something on its own merits...
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
I will wait to see the movie.. Im not much of a book reader here.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
11 Mar 13
I never re-read a book. When the movie comes out from a book i have read i hardly recognize them most of the time. Hope u enjoy the play.