Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [Gregory Maguire] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. Review. Gregory Maguire’s chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, . The inspired concept of Maguire’s praised debut, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, was not a fluke. Here he presents an equally.

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She dances with the prince and falls in love and then disappears.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

With the novelty of retooled fairy gregoryy gone, “Confessions'” ended up being a bit underwhelming. I judged it based on my own impressions. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There’s a nice twist near the end which gave me a little brain jolt, and I always like that.

Even though both characters are beautiful on the outside, their inner color personalities are very different. It was an interesting retelling.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

The happy fairy tale that everyone knows and shares, is turned upside confessionw, and the real st While I think Gregory Maguire is brilliant to tackle these twisty fairy tales, and show us the coonfessions side, for me, I think that his writing is to wordy and feels too crowded, or overkill to actually tell the story he is looking to tell.


View all 6 comments. Gerard Simon clearly relishes his job behind the camera, capturing interiors and exteriors with Rembrandt-like precision. It felt like it gave a byy long build-up to a climax that was vague and unexciting and a denouement that was pretty disappointing.

The traditional stor I love fairy tale retellings She becomes the housekeeper for a painter. The happy fairy tale that everyone knows and shares, is turned upside down, and the real story is told.

In the beginning, you’ll start to love Iris, the main stepsister though she is the younger.

It’s almost as though Maguire tried to make the story so realistic, it became montage of boring everyday life through the eyes of a little girl.

Do you think he develops plot and character more masterfully?

Ruth is a large, hulking girl who doesn’t talk and Iris, although plain, is cunning and resourceful. Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes.

Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. Jul 04, Wealhtheow rated it uglj it Shelves: The traditional story of Cinderella is started on its course when a wealthy tulip merchant commissions the painter to paint his beautiful daughter, Clara, with an equally beautiful new tulip for marketing purposes.

I bought it the day after it came out, because I was already obsessed with Gregory Maguire despite the stepsjster that he had only written one other adult book at that point.


You wanted her to find happiness. Please fill out this field with valid email address. The fact she has no confessinos in all this means she was either mentally-ill or horribly twisted. Throughout the course of this book it looked set to gain two stars from me, but the ending ensured the confiscation of one of these. I definitely lost sleep over this book! A Twist in Time Maybe I was This is a retelling of Cinderella.

And sometimes that bad guy ain’t so bad. I’ve read a couple other books by him.

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It’s maguirs tall order that director Gavin Millar and an extremely talented cast are able to meet with aplomb. Her mother is spiritually suffocated by her obsession with appearances and survival and it was heart rendering at times to see how this fear crippled her daughters. They came to escape the cruelty and violence in England. She must accept it like the maghire of us”, says Margarethe.

Oct 07, Audrephilia rated it it was ok.