Persephone Jones (ffenics) wrote in lspacelounge,
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Wicked - book for May!


Well, the poll is now closed, and we have a book for May!

Wicked - Gregory Maguire
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

Most larger bookshops should stock Wicked or you can pick it up directly from Amazon :) We'll do a big discussion on it at the end of the month when everyone who wants to read it has had a chance to finish it, but until then if you want to talk about it as you go along just leave any spoilers under a cut tag :D

Thanks to fuunsaiki for the suggestion & also if you're interested in the musical version of Wicked and how it varies from the novel, i'm sure she'd be happy to point you in the right direction for info XD

Hope you're all happy with the selection & wishing you happy reading! :D
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