Sunday, November 05, 2006

The latest Oz readings

Yes, I finally finished River of Blue Fire. Yes, it was long. By a wild coincidence, the author, Tad Williams, is now going to be writing my wife's favorite comic book, Aquaman. Let's hope his comic scripts aren't as long as that book, or she's going to have no time for anything else.

After that, however, I read another, much shorter and much Ozzier book, Bill and the Purple Cow in Oz by Chris J. Wright. This was a book that the author sent to me out of the goodness of his heart last year, just for all of the Ozzy things that I've done. This is a nice little Oz book with a more traditional structure, as a kid from the outside world comes to Oz, has adventures, and goes home again. Surprisingly, you don't see that as often any more. One of the nice little twists is that the purple cow is also from the Great Outside World — from Texas, no less, and he speaks with a drawl. Lots of Ozzy fun all around. Joe Bob says check it out.

One final note: This blog has finally been mentioned in The Baum Bugle the journal of the International Wizard of Oz Club. Woo-hoo! It was in a short little piece on various Oz blogs, but The Wonderful Blog of Oz was the first one listed, and it's implied that this was the first Oz blog. Keen beans!

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