Sun 17 Dec, 2006 01:33 am
My friend only just turned me on to Wicked, by Maguire, and now I've moved on to the sequel. I find both books terribly entertaining, but my friend (and another acquaintance) are both convinced there are heavy layers of meaning in the texts, that they represent modern American politics in the way they handle Animal (vs. animal) rights. The friend insists it's reflective of conservation and and issues of ecology while the acquaintance believes its purpose is to reflect the situation of gay rights. Any thoughts? I didn't see either cause jump out of the pages, btw, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and am getting off the computer in a minute to go enjoy another few chapters in the second one.
i'm loving wicked
about half way through now (my habit of reading about 5 or more books at once makes it difficult to finnish any one for a while), and pla on reading the sequel
as for hidden meanings, i tend not to get to bent out of shape about that stuff, if the story is entertaining i'm content with that
if your a fan of oz in general, you might want to look for a book from the late 70's early 80's by phillip jose farmer, called "a barnstormer in oz"
the central character of the novel is hank stover, a pilot and the supposed son of dorothy gale, who finds himself in oz when his plane gets lost in a green cloud over kansas in 1927. The oz he discovers is on the brink of civil war.
you might also enjoy this book
the land of laughs
I didn't think of myself of a fan of Oz until I read Wicked.