Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Readings and Such

The title of the novel which I am currently reading and have nearly completed is Mirror, Mirror, by Gregory Maguire. You may recognize the name from his previous novels, one of which, Wicked, I have also read. It's his most known work, I believe, having been turned into a Broadway play that I hear is sensational. I enjoyed the book greatly, and so purchased Mirror, Mirror as my next foray into his wonderful, weird, gritty, and somehow realistic views of old fairy tales. As you may have guessed, Mirror, Mirror is a re-telling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" and to read the way this author has interpreted and worked this tale is really quite amazing, if not a little mind-boggling. It can be really detailed in some of it's grittier scenes, which can be a little off-putting, but I still plan on purchasing his other novels: Son of a Witch, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and Lost.

1 comment:

aurora-hart said...

I love your blogs sis. Always interesting and entertaining. If I could get past the "weird-factor" of Wicked, I might be able to pick it back up and finish it. Maybe one day...