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Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
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My thoughts: boring, tedious, made me wish I was illiterate (insert another negative adjective here). Giving this book one star pained me. Gregory Maguire clearly had little direction or focus in this book. I found myself wondering what main plot was. It was clear that Maguire was using Rain as character who behaved as a second Elphaba. But he failed miserably. Rain as a character got on my nerves more than she did endear me to the story. And I hate to sound immature, but I found the sex scene between Rain and Tip to be more than disturbing because they were only twelve years old. I was able to handle alot of "wierdness" in this series but that was a little too much for me. Nor's sudden death was the worst part of the book. It was as if Maguire knew he needed a conclusion to Nor's story but couldn't think of a propper one and thus decided to kill her off. Brr's choice as the new emperor of Oz also seemed premature and ill planned. Why Brr was chosen was never explained nor impacted. Candle and Liir's divorce was also an ending that I thought was inexplicable. Yet again it seemed as though instead of coming up with a meaningful and understandable conclusion to their story, he decided to just end it with no explanation. The book was such a disappointment largely because Wicked was so good. It is obvious to me that Maguire should have left Wicked as a stand alone novel and not burdened the reading world with the bores that were books number 2,3 and now 4.
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 Linda (Miss Greedybooks) "It is obvious to me that Maguire should have left Wicked as a stand alone novel and not burdened the reading world with the bores that were books number 2,3 and now 4."

100% agreed. I read 2&3 will not pick up 4.


message 2: by Dustin (new)

Dustin I won't be picking up #4, either. After the last one, that was it for me..


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