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Wicked
by Gregory Maguire | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by anthonybairdis of Hebburn, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on 2/16/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by brewski): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by anthonybairdis from Hebburn, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, February 16, 2007

9 out of 10

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It gives a new perspective of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of The West, looking at her back story and detailing how she became the character that we all know and hate from either Frank L Baum's original story, of the 1939 film. In particular it looks at how a person's personality and reputation can be shaped by the events and people that surround them. My only problem with the book (and it is a small one) is that the story is told from the perspective of everyone but Elphaba until the very end, but it doesn't really suffer because of that. 


Journal Entry 2 by anthonybairdis from Hebburn, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, March 10, 2007

This book has not been rated.

I now have the bookray order sorted. It is as follows:

SallaH (UK)
platypussj (UK)
snufkin81 (South Africa)
eloisamos (Brazil)
bookluver1965 (Canada)
brewski (Canada)
Aisling78 (USA)

Feel free to send the book by surface mail rather than airmail, but please write this in your journal entry, so that everyone knows where the book is. Also, I intend to keep the bookray open, so if anyone new wants to join, they are very welcome, and can be added to the bottom of the list.

I hope everyone enjoys the book as much as I did. I have sent it to SallaH. 


Journal Entry 3 by SallaW from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 19, 2007

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Received the book today, will start reading it tomorrow. Yay. :) 


Journal Entry 4 by SallaW from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 18, 2007

7 out of 10

Well, I have finished the book and I did enjoy it very much! However, there were a few things that bothered me slightly, namely things that were just left hanging and were never concluded in any way (like what exactly happened to Fiyero's wife and kids, or Shell?)... I'll have to re-watch the Wizard of Oz now! By the way, the musical is fantastic, if anyone is contemplating seeing it, I definitely recommend it! It's very different from the book, but still immensely enjoyable. 


Journal Entry 5 by SallaW from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, May 21, 2007

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Sent Wicked to platypussj today! Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 6 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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Wow! Got it today. I have a couple of rings before this but will do my best to move it on within a month. Thank you, anthonybairdis for this ray, and SallahH for sending it to me. I think I will enjoy ... 


Journal Entry 7 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

9 out of 10

It has taken me over a month to read this highly enjoyable book. Snatching a few pages here and there has been quite painful as, if I could, I would have sunk my teeth into it until I had gone from cover to cover. I thought the story was very well told but agree with SallaH, there were a number of threads left hanging that I felt could have been covered in an epilogue, I mean at least give us an idea about Nor (and I would have loved to have known more about Yackle)! However, so much of the story concerns that which is unknown - destiny and predetermination, that the author was perhaps wise not to have tied everything neatly together at the end.

Elphie's character is glorious - I love her!

Thank you so much for the opportunity of reading this book, anthonybairdis. I will definitely read more Maguire. 


Journal Entry 8 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, August 13, 2007

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So sorry I hogged it for so long. Posted to snufkin81 today. 


Journal Entry 9 by snufkin81 from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, August 25, 2007

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I got this in the post yesterday. Thanks platypussj!

I'm busy with another book at the moment but I'll try to get this one moving again asap. 


Journal Entry 10 by snufkin81 from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, September 23, 2007

8 out of 10

I enjoyed this a lot! At first I was put off by Maguire's style, but once I got used to it I got totally gripped by the plot. It's very clever, funny and moving too. The characters are fantastic! I'm going to look out for the sequel, Son of a Witch, to find out what happens to Liir and Nor. I'd also like to read the original Frank L. Baum books, although I think I might find them disappointing after reading this.
 


Journal Entry 11 by snufkin81 from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

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Both eloisamos and bookluver1965 asked to be skipped, so today I sent this on to brewski. And because it's the beginning of the month I could afford airmail, so hopefully it'll arrive in Canada in a couple of weeks :)
 


Journal Entry 12 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Thursday, October 11, 2007

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Thanks for sharing this with all of us anthonybairdis, I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for sending this via airmail snufkin81, it got here so fast! 


Journal Entry 13 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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I'm not finished reading this yet, but I have already found it so engrossing that I nearly forgot to get off the subway this morning at my stop. I had to jump out of my seat and squeeze through the closing doors :) 


Journal Entry 14 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 26, 2007

9 out of 10

Yay, I managed to finish this book without missing my subway stop once :)

This was a very enjoyable read which filled in the pre-history of the Oz that Dorothy dropped into. Maguire's take on this was quite entertaining from cover to cover and I really found myself liking Elphaba a lot. Even though I knew what fate she had coming I was sad when it finally happened. I am definitely looking forward to reading more of Maguire's work

Now I am ready to pass this on as soon as I get a response from Aisking78 to the PM I sent a few days ago. 


Journal Entry 15 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 29, 2007

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All packaged up and ready to drop in the mailbox tomorrow morning for Aisling78.

Oct/30/2007: Mailed. 


Journal Entry 16 by brewski at Essex, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (10/30/2007 UTC) at Essex, Massachusetts USA

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BookRay to Aisling78. 


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