Wicked, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (11 ratings)


An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all.

Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.


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I did enjoy this book, but I seemed to take AGES to get through it. Not sure why though. I liked the way Maguire left gaps in time throughout the story, so that you were always wondering what went on during the gaps eg. the birth/upbringing of her sister/brother, the sudden appearance of Liir etc.Some parts did seem to plod a little, but on the whole it was an intriguing slant on the classic tale, and I loved the bits where familiar characters pop up.My favourite character was Nanny!

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meets L. Frank Baum. More grown up than the hype suggests. Notable for its University sequences - Harry Potter before Harry Potter.

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FANTASTIC!!!I Thoroughtly enjoyed this book, It was hard to put it down at times. I found my self really liking Elphaba, The wicked witch of the west, going with her on a journey through her life & surporting her all the way, & really seeing a different side the the Wicked Witch of the West!

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I was so bored with this book i didnt even finish reading it!!

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A quality investigation into the nature of evil and what drives us all.

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