Oh Meg- I completely understand!!! I HATE the “Wizard of Oz”, my first experience was the movie as well and after that I had no interest in reading the book. Although my fears/nightmares are made up of the combination of the Witch & the Flying Monkeys, I too have spent many a sleepness night over these images (when I was a kid)! My sister (6 yrs. my senior) never understood why I was so scared either…She suggested that I read the book “Wicked”, she assured me that I would love it, it would explain why she became so wicked and she thought I might even grow to like the Witch. (read it about 3 yrs. ago) Well I know many gazillions of people loved the book & the Broadway Show, but I can tell you that I HATED the book. The story was weird, bizarre and a little kinky if you ask me..AND no thank you, I do not wish to see it “live”….
I end this commentary with this thought- My sister doesn’t have the same taste in books, she does not understand my love of all things Austen…And when she finally gave in and watched the BBC version of P&P ( 3 months ago) she STILL didn’t change her mind about Austen’s works and even more shocking…She did not think (agree) that Colin Firth was the most handsomest, hero in the world wet shirt or not…The Keira Knightly version was better she said…
So maybe the Janeites in the world have a different idea of how they want to spend their reading, writing and movie watching time, but I say it is a much better use of our time and all great minds think alike!
P.S. My sister is still the best sister in the world..we just agree to disagree on this subject. 🙂
via write meg!