You can’t beat a good story in the hands of a skilled craftsman. Gregory MaGuire has crafted a Fabula story in “Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” The story has the freshness of spring flowers in a perennial emerald green garden. But this story is not for the faint of heart.
This is a fascinating expose on good and evil. Neither being what they appear on the surface. Of nature and nurture all beings are formed and developed. Choices are made, consequences are rendered. In the end… well, is the end.
A story of faith and of fear. Of love and of rejection. Of family – neither good nor evil, but family. Of forgiveness and of guilt. Of government, of politics, of society, of prejudice and discrimination. Of love rendered – and love lost.
A Story of theology, superstition, reason tarnished by emotion – wrapped in allegory. Given life with metaphor. The story is complex and cruel and heartening and dreadful and glorious.
Oz will never be the same.
To have these writing skills…