Gregory Maguire

i kept hearing about this book and expected to enjoy it more. as i started to read it, the book seemed like a YA novel for adults, and not really in a good way. at first the storytelling seemed really cheesy, and i thought maybe it was just trying to keep the same tone as the original story, which i’ve never read. but in the end it didn’t seem like fairy tale cheesiness, but plain old goofiness. it’s kind of a shame because maybe the parts about the political side of Oz wouldn’t seem so contrived and the poignant parts wouldn’t feel so melodramatic.

well, it’s off my list at least.