Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire & Update

I thought, instead of double posting in the one day, I’d stick this in before my review of Wicked. I know I’ve been up and down with my posting when it comes to Writing on Wednesday. The reason is because I would like to keep trying to do it, but I think it’s about time that I accept the fact I’m not up to posting a regular meme each week. Writing, offline life in general, and health are getting the way, so until some free time opens up (which I’d probably allot to writing anyway) or I find a contributor for this blog who would like to do it, I’m going to stop continuing on with it. If anyone is interested in answering the past questions then you’re more than welcome to.

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. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Book To Movie

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.

This week’s top ten is Top Ten Books I’d Like To See Made Into Movies.

I love adaptations of things, books, movies, graphic novels, and games, even when there’s always the possibility that they’re going to stuff it up. I love to see someone else’s interpretation of the characters, scenery, or something else because really that’s what it is when someone adapts something – interpretation and in some cases inspiration.

I find myself thinking about books being turned into movies with so many of them, and vice versa, that I think my main problem is going to be trying to cut it down to ten! Continue reading