The Mirrorball Man wrote:
People seem to forget that The Wizard of Oz book has had 34 official sequels, 13 of which were written by the original author. Most of them are almost completely forgotten now, and they haven't tarnished the original novel's reputation at all.
Martin Gardner will rise from the grave and strangle you!Most Oz fans are quite familiar with the sequels. Most people who are Oz fans like the sequels. This apparently includes the Ruth Plumly Thompson series. I myself quite liked The Merry-Go-Round of Oz from about forty years ago. The entire Baum run was reissued in paperback in the early 80s as I recall. I still have the ten I got.
The movie fans aren't even familiar with the original book by and large, so they've certainly forgotten the sequels. On the other hand, watching part of Tin Man did decrease my warm feelings about Oz movies.