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BBAW Tuesday Giveaway -- Wicked by Gregory Maguire


Wicked

by

Gregory Maguire







Wicked is a fractured fairy tale by Gregory Maguire. What exactly is a fractured fairy tale? According to the Oxford Companion for Fairy tales they "are traditional fairy tales, rearranged to create new plots with fundamentally different meanings or messages. Fractured fairy tales are closely related to fairy‐tale parodies, but the two serve different purposes: parodies mock individual tales and the genre as a whole; fractured fairy tales, with a reforming intent, seek to impart updated social and moral messages".

Back cover: "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 vidid that we will never look at OZ the same way again. Wicked is about a land were animals talk and strive to be treated like first class citezens, 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 become 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."


To enter this contest, please leave me a comment along with your name and email address. The contest will remain open for the rest of the week and ends at midnight September 18. Winners will be picked using Random.org and notified via email. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

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  13. I so want to read this. It is amazing that from a well loved story, the author could create an equally well loved fractured fairy tale. Count me in.

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  25. I have the second book dang it!!! I want the first one!!

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  27. I've got a friend that would love to read this! :-) Just as soon as I finish it.


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  28. ive always wanted to read this book!
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