I am trying to read this book. The operative word is trying. This book is the basis of the broadway play Wicked so I know someone had to get through this book and must have loved it.On the new York Times Best Sellers list, too. Heard the play is very good. Yet I find myself almost half way through and it is a slog. Too overly descriptive for me, the characterization of Munchkinland I just don't feel anything for. Find I am scanning pages now. Hate not to finish a book I start always thinking I will finally get "it". Question will be Will I finish it?