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Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
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Jan 15, 12

Read in January, 2012

Hmmmph.I was worried about this book as I felt the Oz Chronicles had gone on too long and become increasingly hard to read. Imagine my surprise when shortly into this book I found myself completely pulled in and immersed. I was particularly impressed by the way all of these random characters and story lines were finally coming together to move forward in one narrative arc. Then halfway through the book it fell apart for me. The momentum of the narrative got lost and I felt the author kept meandering us through years and parts of Oz. Had he too lost his way, like so many of the characters in the book? Or was he just avoiding saying good bye to Oz? Either way, for me this book and series ended for me in a sadly unsatisfying way. I will avoid spoilers but the final resolution seemed to really avoid resolution for many of our main characters. It makes me wonder if this wasn't a set-up for a new series of post-Oz books. For those who have journeyed through the first books, keep on. But if you have only read Wicked, you may just want to stop there.
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message 1: by Debra (new)

Debra I wholeheartedly agree about the series becoming too hard to read. I have picked up and promptly put down a Lion Amoung Men several times! I think I will skip it and move on to this one!

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