Originally Posted by Rumple
Oh that reminds me that the author of Wicked also wrote a book about Little Red Riding Hood from the Big Bad Wolf's point of view. I believe it was called "The Truth about the Big Bad Wolf" or something like that.
A lot of Gregory Maguire's, the author of "Wicked", books are a twist on classic fairy tales and stories. There's "Lost", "What the Dickens", "Mirror, Mirror" (which is in absolutely no way related to the recent film), and my personal favorite "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" (which was made into a pretty decent miniseries about a decade ago).
(who is my absoulte favorite author EVER!!) also loves to twist classic tales. His Nursery Crimes series follows the adventures of Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his parther Mary Mary, while they investigate crimes against Nursery Rhyme characters. The Thursday Next, set in an alternate 1980's Great Britain, series puts an interesting twist on classic literary characters, from Jane Eyre to the Cheshire Cat. His novel Shades of Grey
is much subtler, but its based on the land of Oz. Everyone should read all of his works because they're FANTASTIC.
(Just Kidding, but they really are fun books.)