September 1, 2011

Son of a Witch ***

*** Son of a Witch, Gregory Maguire, 2005

I'm on a roll, reading lots of good books by good writers with a flare for imagery, a turn of phrase, and metaphor. It's been a while since I read Wicked, but I thought it was great, so when I saw the sequel at Half-Price books, I snagged it.

It does not disappoint. Excellent writing that pegged the Elliptical Test. I evidently read Wicked before 2008 when I started the Wunderfool Reading List, so I don't have a review to point to. The stories provide an alternate history of Oz and characters from the Frank L Baum series, which I've never read. Unlike Baum's books, Maguire's books are not for children and are definitely not rated G. I would put them more at an R rating.

But the writing is excellent and highly recommended.

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