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Clarissa Lynn posts on 1/1/2012
Clarissa Lynn has just written a review of Wicked which you can see here
posts on 9/9/2006 12:31:27 AM
I have recently discovered the works of Mr. Maguire and he now tops my list of favorite authors. His exploration of human character, how one's environment influences his/her perception of the world and how viewing things from a different perspective can change the entire an entire belief system is amazing. I have read "Wicked" and "Son of a Witch" and have just finished "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" and can not wait to begin "Mirror, Mirror".
posts on 7/20/2006 9:41:31 AM
From what i understood.. candle got pregant by liir while liir was in a coma. Do you remember when mother yackle locked candle in hte room with liir, it says " ... she took off her underskirts ... as he grew more distant and colder she grew warmer in her panic and climbed atop him and tried to rescue hiim with her own warmth. She kissed him and licked his eyelids as a cat might trying to open them. She didnt know what his eyes looked like even and she was stretched naked upon him like a wife."
So.. in order to wake him.. i assumed candle had sex with him because it was the only thing she could think of doing and mother yackle wanted her to do it.. because it says mother yackle opened the door smiling. After mother yackle had come in.. liir stirred and sighed. and so on and so forth
However the thought of candles baby being liirs is wonderful and happy.. theres also the thought that he is not the father. Candles "uncle" dropped her off at the monastary.Because the uncle said basically that he couldnt deal with her and child..
Remember the stranger in the hooded cloak that came upon liir while he was lying under a tree, he had a book (maybe the grimmerie) i had notions that the stranger may have been the wizard reclaiming his book.. and also the stranger could have been candle's "uncle". THe wizard gave Elphie's mother the drug in the bottle maybe it happened again.. Candle fell in love with the domingon that her "uncle" played.. it might have been another trap... We all know how maguire writes.. so many twists and turns.. it keeps you on the edge of your feet. So.. to me that was a possibility as well .. though i would like it to be Liirs.
did that make any sense at all...?? i hope i helped.. and gave you another thing to think about.
posts on 6/28/2006 12:46:25 PM
Does anyone understand how candle became pregnate with Liir's child. I really can't figure it out without rereading. Please post if you do.
posts on 6/16/2006 9:55:02 PM
Gregory Maguire, is by far,one of my all time favorite authors! Like on of his reviews for wicked said... save a spot between alice and the hobbit its a spot well deserved. it is so true!
I thought, finally, someone wrote about how annoying dorothy was.. and glinda.. for myself, ive never been a HUGE fan of the wizard of oz.. and now i am less of one. Wicked is the perfect story. Everything just fits.. and it all makes sense. My mother and i read the book a while ago, and we still discuss different events and characters in hte book and make correlations to different events, and people that have been apart of history. We both feel that this book was a life altering.It was such a very power book... it ranks tops with us... right next to Night.
Son of a witch was very very good! I loved the ending.. it was perfect.
we both HOPE AND PRAY
DRew posts on 1/3/2006 4:20:03 AM
this was a really intense scene, and i just was hoping somebody could help me by explaining just what happened. i am a little confused. thanks!
G-baby posts on 12/22/2005 11:06:56 AM
I'm doing a research paper on Gregory Maguire... does anyone know where i can find some good info about him??
foster posts on 12/21/2005 1:49:55 PM
about a year ago i saw wicked in a bookstore and read the first chapter while i was waiting on a friend... never could remember the book until recently at the library i saw the new display son of a witch ... tada... i checked out wicked read it in 2 days went back to get son of a witch now i m bushed to see what happens next... anyone know anything out there?
Mikoto posts on 12/11/2005 12:26:15 PM
It would be nice if you could know what happend after the book finished.
Sarah posts on 11/29/2005 7:42:19 PM
(I hope this goes through this time!) Thank you Mandie, I'm reading Son of a Witch right now, and of coarse loving it! I think I'm actually just as far as you are actually. I'm to the part after Dorothy and the Wizard left, and now Liir is talking to the Scarcrow. I really can't wait to see where the story goes, and if he made any new similarites that the musical had (after all, he did dedicate this book to the cast and song writer). So I wouldn't be suprised if that where the case (but I won't be to dissappointed if he didn't.) I saw the musical again on it's tour, it was fabulous, Stephanie J Block did a superb job, and Katie Adams the understudy) was fantastic. I could see that play a million times and never get tired of it! The only thing I really now about the domingon is that it's a string instument, and that's all, I'm sorry i can't helo you out more there Mandie!
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