Friday, January 25, 2008
Do Not Read This Book!
I love the musical Wicked. I saw it in Chicago and thought it was clever and funny and wonderful. For those of you who don't know, it is the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and her side of the story. I got the soundtrack for Christmas and listen to it while I iron -- it makes the task less tedious. I was walking through Barnes and Noble and saw the novel Wicked and thought it would be fun to get the whole story instead of what they can fit into a song. It's more than 500 pages and I love long books, especially when it's a great story and I can't put it down. I was so excited! It had a slow start but some books are just like that. I thought for sure if I just stuck with it, it would get good. I WAS WRONG! A friend even warned me that it wasn't any good. I should have listened to her! (Sorry Rena, next time I'll listen.) The only thing even recognizable from the musical is the names of the characters! Their interaction with each other, their fates, and the plot lines aren't even close. The story in the musical is wonderful, the story in the book is dark and depressing. If you want to know what the differences are, ask me, I'll tell you. Don't waste time reading this book. It is a huge waste of time and I wish I hadn't read it. I would still highly recommend the musical though.