Friday, April 5, 2013
Book 20: Wonderful Wizard of Oz
What? I didn't know that this was actually a book until several years ago. And now I know why. It's really not that great. It's passable as a quick read and it certainly has some interesting elemants, but it's also got some odd diversions that add little to the story and not nearly enough of a few things. The movie is so iconic at this point that I found it impossible to separate the movie version from the source. And the movie is way way better. In fact, I think the movie's superiority over the book exceeds any other adaptation I've seen. This almost seems the opposite. The movie isn't just better, it's far far superior. I think these Oz books would have been largely forgotten if not for the movie.