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Characters come to life

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For once the daily question over on the post a day/post a week blog is one I can actually answer without completely going off topic!


If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day, who would you choose?

Now to answer the question is pretty difficult. I mean there are characters that I’d love to meet and become friends with, Claire from The Time Traveller’s Wife, Luna from Harry Potter, Elphaba from Wicked, Hoshino from Kafka on the Shore. Then there are those who would be interesting to meet, Henry from The Time Traveller’s Wife, Max from The Confessions of Max Tivolli, Cal from Middlesex.

How to choose just one? I guess I could pick Claire, because I think she would be great to have as a friend and  she would have some of the interesting-ness from Henry. I think Cal would be someone I could get on with too, so they would be a pretty good pick.


Filed under general, Musings

Wicked- Gregory Maguire

Synopsis (from Amazon)

An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn’t so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.


I did rather enjoy this book. I really liked Elphaba the majority of the time, in parts she kind of reminded me of me, although I did think she took to long to appear. I dislike Galinda but once she became Glinda I began to like her although I always found her a little snobby. Ultimately though I didn’t think her actions were meant badly. I can’t say I though much of he end though. It didn’t seem to fit very well with the rest of the story and [highlight for spoiler]I didn’t understand why she wanted the shoes so much. It’s worth a read though, and I may read the sequel if they have i at the library.



Filed under Fantasy, Fiction review, YA