Monday, December 15, 2008

Wicked!





Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a parallel novel published in 1995, written by Gregory Maguire. Based upon the writings of L. Frank Baum, it is a revisionist look at the land and characters of Oz, best known from Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

The novel is a political, social, and ethical commentary on what good and evil really are. It takes place in The Land of Oz, in the years leading to Dorothy's arrival. The story centers on Elphaba, the misunderstood green-skinned girl who grows up to become the notorious Wicked Witch of the West.

I read this book last summer and absolutely adored it!
It's got all that fantastic and magical elements that we loved as children, combined with everything needed to tingle an adult's fancy.

Who could have known that one day, you could come to love the Wicked Witch of the West.

Love - Which Witch Is Which

17 comments:

Mike said...

awesome blog


xxx

Maria C said...

I always walk past this book in the book store, but never bother to buy it.
I think i'll go ab read it next time :)

I love Irena's tutu!

Leni said...

crazy!!!

LoveMore said...

like the pics! x

Fleurr De Lux said...

Sounds like a good read! I love the photos as well.
xoxo
L

Allure said...

It sounds good. The Wizard of Oz is my favourite "children" film.

BTW, I also adore Charles Anastase. I'm so glad to see his spring collection was a hit.

CULTURE CREATORS said...

That was an interesting book...I saw the show in NY, incredible...



CC

Rabenschwarz said...

these photos are adorable, love it.

amanda said...

love the pics


x

jaime said...

LOVE these! makes me want to grow out my hair again :)

Jenny H. said...

i loveee these pictures.
and i love wicked.
im listening to the soundtrack right now.. and singing a long. embarassing i know.

great blog.
wanna trade links?

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

that book sounds amazing! love the fun spirit in these shots too.
muah
Marian

alyssa said...

i love these, esp. the last one with the apples.

pangea said...

i love your blog

jaleh said...

hmm. i am intrigued, i may have to pick this up for myself :)

agnes said...

this sounds wonderful!!!I love everything that is wicked, you know it's more fun.

btw, I gave you an blog award. :)

girl next blog said...

aren't these pics absolutely rocking?

Love your blog by the way!