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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:50 pm

Is Son of a Witch supposed to be linked to Wicked? I thought that it was a completely different book/story altogther... Please could someone clear this up :) lol
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:52 pm

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Is Son of a Witch supposed to be linked to Wicked? I thought that it was a completely different book/story altogther... Please could someone clear this up :) lol

It's the sequel to Wicked. Post-Wicked, Post-Wizard-of-Oz (book/film). I didn't think it was nearly as good as Wicked... And that needs to be said with the caveat that I didn't actually like Wicked (the book) all that much, because I think Gregory Maguire is a crap writer. ( :Pt: )
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:57 pm

I really enjoyed reading Wicked... but I must admit that it wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

So does it contain the same characters and stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:58 pm

Yep -- most of them. It's clearly an attempt to cash-in on the hype that's now surrounding Wicked, but it's still worth a look, particularly if (like I was) you're a bit peeved at all the threads Mr Maguire left hanging at the end of Wicked.
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:00 pm

I am :P I think I may buy it then. Thanks for the information. :)
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:08 pm

Emily wrote:

It's the sequel to Wicked. Post-Wicked, Post-Wizard-of-Oz (book/film). I didn't think it was nearly as good as Wicked... And that needs to be said with the caveat that I didn't actually like Wicked (the book) all that much, because I think Gregory Maguire is a crap writer. ( :Pt: )


Oh I am so happy to see someone else think that, after a while I had a hard time reading Wicked I forced myself to finish it lol.
Thats why Son of a Witch I'm like do I want to read another one of his books just yet lol.
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:01 am

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I always thought he was saying she did die, but, in fairy tales, characters never really die -- they're always back the next time someone tells the story, the next time children sit with their mouths hanging open waiting to hear if the witch will be bested, and the next time someone waits breathlessly for the ending to come. Storybook characters live forever, so long as someone remembers their stories. So, of course, she lives on -- so long as people remember her.


That's a fabulous way of looking at things. I like that.
I was very surprised at the ending of the show having read the book but now I like to think that that is actually the real ending and the book just failed to mention that part !!! :Love:
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:01 am

I was soo happy when she was still alive in the musical! It was a great surprise! But after reading the book, and the last bit made me wanna cry! ...but then when he ends it with the quote from the 'Wizard of oz'....now i feel that he's kinda saying people think she's dead but she really is alive! Like the Ozma lady, but in the castle! If that makes any sense?!?! lol
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:20 am

I think that she lives on in the book as well as the musical :)

It was a huge shock but a huge delight when she rises up after you think that she has died in the musical. Everyone just starts cheering. It's so emotional :P
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:06 pm

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Oh I am so happy to see someone else think that, after a while I had a hard time reading Wicked I forced myself to finish it lol.
Thats why Son of a Witch I'm like do I want to read another one of his books just yet lol.

*Whew* Not nearly as happy as I am -- I was waiting for someone to jump all over me for that opinion. :WINK: He's really not a particularly good writer (good storyteller, bad writer, is the way I always put it) -- I keep wishing someone really excellent had thought of the idea first. Oh, well... they did a great job taking his ideas and improving them immeasurably for the stage.
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:10 pm

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That's a fabulous way of looking at things. I like that.
I was very surprised at the ending of the show having read the book but now I like to think that that is actually the real ending and the book just failed to mention that part !!! :Love:

Thanks! :Love: I think that, too -- really, she was still alive, but... maybe it just didn't need to be said. Or that's what he thought. Because everyone would just know...?

The first time I saw the show, last spring, I'd listened to the soundtrack and knew that she was somehow singing at the very end, but hadn't read a summary of the plot, so I was SO happy when that trap door opened... I'd been on the verge of crying since she closed the curtain, and when she appeared, that was it, I was gone, tears everywhere. And I never cry. It was just such immeasurable relief... (Yeah, I think this has crossed the line to 'scary obsession', eh? :Pt: )
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:18 pm

Ah i always blub during 'For Good' lol

But going back on topic i looked for 'Son of a witch' today and couldn't find it :(
But think im going to re-read Wicked.

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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:55 am

Did anyone notice that Avaric is in the musical?

Well the name not the character. Its the person who pulls Fiyero on stage in that cart thing.

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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:52 am

yeh i noticed that! Cos i was wondering whether he was in the musical....then when Fiyero said 'Avaric' i was like ooooooooohh!
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:17 pm

Yep, I noticed, too. :biggrin: And laughed.
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:58 pm

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*Whew* Not nearly as happy as I am -- I was waiting for someone to jump all over me for that opinion. :WINK: He's really not a particularly good writer (good storyteller, bad writer, is the way I always put it) -- I keep wishing someone really excellent had thought of the idea first. Oh, well... they did a great job taking his ideas and improving them immeasurably for the stage.

lol, I was glad to see you share the same opinion as well.
But I agree the people who re-wrote the stroy for the stage show all I can say is well done them lol, they should re-write the book like that.
I have to say that was the one thing i was worried about that the whole show would be like the book, but it wasn't.
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:39 am

I forgot how many funny bits there were in this bed!! I love these bits:

"She boasted buying secondhand from a local undertaker..cheap for having been used in funeral services"

"She is my world" he answered. "Your world is too small if she is it"

lol! and of course theres like a billion others!
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:31 pm

Hehe :P

I noticed that Avaric was in the show too! Even though he wasn't really a part.

For Good always gets me going as well :(
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:17 pm

I love the book of Wicked!! It is really different to the musical but I thought it was captivating and couldn't put it down. The story is so imaginative and I love how it ties in with The Wizard of Oz yet gives the story a new twist. I got 'Son of Witch' for Christmas and cannot wait to read it and see what new surprises I have in store! :spw:
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:20 pm

I'm sure that you'll enjoy :P I really want to get Son of a Witch :)
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:48 pm

well i would love to have time to read it... i bought it straight after i read Wicked and that was like June maybe i should spend less time on here mmmmmmmmm
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:32 pm

Lol :P

These boards are pretty addictive!
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:19 pm

As a mod i can only encourage the addiction! hehe :)

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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:23 pm

I'm reading the book atm but i havent seen it on stage yet :( meep....i think the novel is fantastic though, well written and really quite humorous in parts! :P :good:
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PostSubject: Re: - Wicked - The Book   Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:39 am

It's hard to compare book and the muscial for me. It's just two different stories of one life. It's like...I don't know...like comparing 'The sleeping beauty' and 'The Snowhite'. In both there is the Princess and The Witch who's trying to kill the Princess and in the end the Prince Charming kisses the Princess and they live happily ever after.

But the two stories aren't the same. That's how I feel about Wicked.

In the book my favorite character (besides Elphaba) was Nessa while in the musical I loved Glinda.

I wanted Fyiero to die in the book, but I didn't want him to die in the musical.

I hate Dorothy (musical) but I like Dorothy (book).

I didn't want Elphaba to die in both but i didn't like that she came back to life.


After all, I think both - the book and the musical - are unique and really, really good. Each in its own very special way. :heatb:
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