Review: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Wicked cover
Wicked cover

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
My review: 2 of 5 stars

It was okay. The book seemed more about the philosophy of religion and politics and their intermixing than I expected and without a clear point. It was more Xenocide than Ender’s game. Scarily, the coworker who loaned me it said this was the best book of the series.

This book is a fantastic draw for the attention of cute early to mid 20 year old women. Not just the theatre geeks came to talk about it. Five women in places I regularly go who ignored me with other books just had to ask. Three total strangers who had never seen me asked. Three women and two guys I am acquainted with also were excited to ask. Most had seen the musical. The rest were disappointed to have missed it. Only a couple had read the book. The cover like the musical posted is best for this.

I wonder… Is there a book a woman could be reading say at a restaurant that would make a guy just have to ask if she had seen the movie, play, or similar?


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