Theresa Haugg Haugg de Küçüküngüt/Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
Maintenant, si vous revenez en arrière et faites défiler un peu, vous verrez où j'ai "rencontré" David Sedaris lors d'une séance de dédicaces. Vraiment, je l'ai juste regardé pendant qu'il signait mon livre. Avant tout cela, je l'ai écouté à travers une mer de gens et quelque part au cours de son discours, il a mentionné un livre intitulé Random Family. Eh bien, j'aime les livres et j'ai confiance en David Sedaris alors j'ai acheté le livre. NE POURRAIT PAS LE DÉPOSER. Cela n'a rien à voir avec Sedaris ou sa propre écriture, mais c'est plutôt une histoire captivante et déchirante d'une famille portoricaine à New York et la séduction de la drogue et la vie des gangs. Déchirant et si réel que vous aurez envie de crier à travers les pages.
This was the kind of book that I both loved and hated at the same time. It's not the book for someone who loves the broadway show, and wants to experience that again in writing form. If that's what you're looking for, don't even pick this up. All the show takes from the book is the idea of what happened in Oz before Dorothy quite literally dropped in. The story, from beginning to end, is completely different. So, I was a little disappointed by that. Then, the other major thing I disliked was that it was confusing. The book stretched over almost 40 years, and by the time you're near the end, you can barely remember what happened in the beginning. That said, I also loved a lot about Wicked, which is why I ended up giving it 4 stars. There was something very addictive about it. Despite it's length, I finished it in several sections over a period of 24 hrs. I am a fast reader, but that's an accomplishment. I just could not put it down. Also, Maguire writes wonderful, detailed descriptions of both places and people. You can get the sense of community in a town from just a few words, and the same can give you someone's entire personality. Then there's all the wonderful character development. The effects of the world on people is perfectly portrayed in this book. It applies such real themes and conflicts to a completely fictional universe. ***SPOILER*** In both the show and the book, I bawled my eyes out, and for the same exact reason. Glinda doesn't know what happened to Elphie. In the show, she doesn't know that she's still alive. In the book, she doesn't know all of the awful things that happened to Elphie that made her the way she was. She thought that she became evil, when in truth, it was the world that was evil. When the reader knows something that characters don't, and because the character doesn't know it, they are changed in a way that's irreversable, it breaks my heart, and this was no exception.