oz the mostly great and, surprisingly, powerful (at TFPO)

The pop-culture prominence of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth and, much more recently, the magical world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, stand on the shoulders of two classic fantasy realms: Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland and Frank L. Baum’s Oz. Of the two, Wonderland received much fanfare and reinvigoration in the form of a recent blockbuster movie. Oz had to be content with the musical Wicked, until Disney stepped in.

I cannot say, however, that the renewed interest in the land of munchkins and yellow bricks road did anything to revise my rather lukewarm relationship to anything Oz-related. Given a choice of exotic travel destinations, my unhesitating choice would be...read the rest at The Front Page Online