Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

Parasha: The Wizard of Oz, January 24th reading

Man, the book seems so small after this point, I was wondering if this was the last reading, but no. The chapters just seem to be getting shorter.

Really, there's not that much to say. I mean, at this point Baum almost seems to be phoning it in. Well, okay, maybe that's a bit harsh, but we've already gotten past the major problems of the book, been off to see the Wizard and he's already gone from the entire country, and so at this point we're just kinda seeing more of the weird countryside. And the one bit of actual danger that could pop up at this point is taken care of in its sleep (!) by the Lion in about like one page. I mean, yawn. But at least he's got a little kingdom of his own now too! (Which really makes me figure the Tin Woodman will go back to rule the Winkies or Twinkies or Twaddles or whatever the hell was in the West, I forget at this point.)

I do wonder if there's anything in his having the lion smash a church particularly, or if it was just because little china churches were a popular knick-knack.
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