npandit wrote:Ever since I watched the musical and fell in love with it, I have tried to read Wicked at least on 10 different occasions, but have never been able to get into it. I like that the book is a little darker and eerie in places than the musical, but I found the language to be confusing and a little difficult to understand. But the characters have these dark, odd dimensions--and everyone I know that has read the book has said they loved it, so I'll have to keep forcing myself to get through it.
Same! I fell in love with the musical and immediately bought the book hoping for the same magic that comes from loving a movie and reading the book that is so much better. In the case of Wicked, that is far from the truth. The stories have very little in common, only the basic plot. I tried to read Wicked many times over many years. I finally did it last summer and I really had to force myself to get through it. It wasn't because the book was bad, it is just very dark and, for lack of a better word, strange. For some unidentifiable reason I just couldn't connect with it. Maybe I just love the musical too much?
There really are many questions left unanswered. Almost enough to make me read the next book, but I just couldn't force myself through another book the way I had to with Wicked.