Review: Out of Oz

Out of Oz
Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As part of a series, this is a definite improvement over the very forgetful Book 3, and brings back the more interesting characters of book 2. Reading either reviews, I seem to be in the minority that liked the last third of this story better than the "previously in Oz" first two thirds that wad necessary to bring the reader back into the world but interfered with the story's progression. Maguire's treatment of Dorothy still makes me smile; and his not so subtle jabs at religion, politics, and gender identification come with a frequency that made this over long book not quite so over long.

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