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  • Title: The Princess Bride
  • Author: William Goldman
  • ISBN: 9780345294128
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to bewella lot less than the man of her dreams As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride But as a grown up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad s recitaWhat happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to bewella lot less than the man of her dreams As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride But as a grown up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad s recitation, and only the good parts reached his ears.Now Goldman does Dad one better He s reconstructed the Good Parts Version to delight wise kids and wide eyed grownups everywhere.What s it about Fencing Fighting True Love Strong Hate Harsh Revenge A Few Giants Lots of Bad Men Lots of Good Men Five or Six Beautiful Women Beasties Monstrous and Gentle Some Swell Escapes and Captures Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.In short, it s about everything.Eventually to be adapted for the silver screen, THE PRINCESS BRIDE was originally a beautifully simple, insightfully comic story of what happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince in the world and he turnsout to be a son of a bitch Guaranteed to entertain both young and old alike by combining scenes of rowsing fantasy with hilarious reality, THE PRINCESS BRIDE secures Goldman s place as a master storyteller.
    The Princess Bride What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to bewella lot less than the man of her dreams As a boy William Goldman claims he lo

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    1. If you haven t read this book, then all I can tell you is to go out, get it, and read it Now Don t bother with the rest of this review, you ll thank me later It has Fencing.Fighting.Torture.Poison.True Love.Hate.Revenge.Giants.Hunters.Good men.Bad men.Beautifulest ladies.Snakes.Spiders.Beasts of all natures and descriptions.Pain.Death.Brave men.Coward men.Strongest men.Chases.Escapes.Lies.Truths.Passion Miracles For a start.It s one of the greatest love action revenge stories ever abridged by a [...]

    2. It s amazing that I ve never found time to read this book before I have seen the movie, but it was years ago and I only really remember the one thing that everyone remembers The real strength of this book is that is just ticks every box imaginable It s a fairy tale, full of action, romance and revenge, and it has that timeless quality that the best fairy tales seem to carry It was published in the 1970s but it feels like it should be a thousand years old, passed down from generation to generatio [...]

    3. First of all, anyone who s rated this less than 5 stars is just wrong, very wrong I know this because I was recently instated Master of all Opinions where mine is the most rightest The StructureI guess the real place to start with this book is with its structure You may have noticed that the actual title is The Princess Bride S Morgenstern s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure The Good Parts Version Abridged by William Goldman.Whew That s a mouthful.But that s also the genius of this bo [...]

    4. I consider The Princess Bride as one of my all time favorite films I think I was about 11 when I first saw the movie and a score or later, the love of Buttercup and Wesley still brings warmth to my heart Besides this, how could I forget Inigo Montoya Mandy Patinkin immortalized this character with his delivery of the famous line, My name is Inigo Montoya You killed my father Prepare to die Sigh I think the book is almost as good Rarely do I favor the movie version over a book but this one is an [...]

    5. I must say that the humour in this book is quite special I must court her now, said the Prince Leave us alone for a minute He rode the white expertly down the hill.Buttercup had never seen such a giant beast Or such a rider I am your Prince and you will marry me, Humperdinck said.Buttercup whispered, I am your servant and I refuse I am your Prince and you cannot refuse I am your loyal servant and I just did Refusal means death Kill me then It s a comedy, with a scoop of tragedy, and an adventure [...]

    6. 5.0 stars HOW AMAZINGLY GOOD IS THIS BOOK YOU ASK good it is almostThis is a literary treasure and one that I can not recommend highly Let me start by saying that prior to reading this book I had probably seen the movie version a dozen times or so and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT I only mention this so that you know where I m coming from in case you are not a fan of the movie as I think if you like one you will like the other and, conversely, if you didn t like the movie, the book may not appeal to you a [...]

    7. I am one of the few people in the world who does not think the book is better than the movie here There is an undercurrent of bitterness in this book that I find off putting I am given to understand by a friend that those elements i.e the autobiographical stuff in Goldman s own persona are actually fictional But I found that they soured my enjoyment of the story they framed I couldn t enjoy the writing of a writer who seemed as misanthropic and hateful as Goldman came off to me TPB is still a gr [...]

    8. I m sorry Kate s favorite book, but I must destroy you Two stars Yep, I am one of those people Cynical Have no heart Have no good taste in books Just want mindless action and independent sword wielding women as main characters Don t like overpowered men Nor women, for that matter Don t believe in love at first sight Hate damsels in distress Hate perfection You get the point.Do you see why I didn t like the book Do you Well, if you ve read it you probably do If you didn t, then go ahead and read [...]

    9. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum EVERY STAR THERE IS TO STAR Yeah, a little bit It s also the best book in the history of ever Sure it has a little kissingbut it also has piratesand bad guysand swordsmenand giantsand R.O.U m not writing a synopsis I m not writing a review I m just telling you if you have not already read it, read it now You ask What if I don t like it INCONCEIVABLE If you read it, hate it, and have the desire to 1 Star it or say bad things, you should probably unfriend me [...]

    10. Good night, Westley Good work Sleep well I ll most likely kill you in the morning Just a glimpse ofThe Princess Bride to wet your appetite Wow, I loved it The book is about true love and adventure It has everything, as William Goldman describes in the beginning Fencing Fighting Torture Poison True Love Hate Revenge Giants Hunters Bad men Good men Beautifulest Ladies Snakes Spiders Pain Death Brave men Cowardly men Strongest men Chases Escapes Lies Truths Passion Miracles Despite setbacks and mis [...]

    11. I feel the need to gush I ve set aside the many books I want to read for the moment in favor of rereading this one I loved it when I read it way back in about the sixth grade, so I thought it was time I give it another shot.As much as I loved it as a kid, I love it now Maybe because I can appreciate it on different levels I m only about halfway through on my reread, but I ve come to the conclusion that Goldman is a genius The story, characters, and dialogue are impressive enough, but then you a [...]

    12. I m a little biased when it comes to this book Yes, I saw the movie first and it made me happier than anything I ve ever seen before or since Yes, I do consider how much a person likes The Princess Bride before determining how good a friend to be with them I don t insist on it, but it can queer a good friendship I m not alone in this, but I do share a similar affinity for the book, despite discrepancies that may make others blanche And even for me Fezzik will always be a Frenchman and not a Turk [...]

    13. I know there are people who LOOOOOOOVE the film, The Princess Bride While I thoroughly enjoy the movie, I think I may only LOOVE it I mean, Inigo Montoya is FABULOUS and I really really dug Westley, and the pwiest was vewwy vewwy funny So, when someone was kind enough to lend me the book, I had relatively high expectations Now, don t get me wrong, I wasn t disappointed in The Princess Bride, but I just wasn t thrilled or moved to laugh till I cry which the movie sometimes can.First of all, let s [...]

    14. I just got this beautiful illustrated edition, so next time I read the book this will be the edition I will read for sure

    15. This book was so fun I actually believed it s an abridged book, Goldman totally got me I liked the way he wrote this book The silly humor, the amazing characters, the wonderful story, everything was so damn entertaining

    16. The Princess Bride by William Goldman and read by ROB REINER, what could be better than that I loved the movie which was so corny and funny that I think is certainly a classic by now I have watched it a hundred times and all my kids have grown up with it and one of my grown sons has a shirt with a My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die name tag on the tee It is too funny What is funny is that everyone knows what it means when he wears it The book is just as great if not b [...]

    17. I didn t even know what The Princess Bride was until last year, and I wouldn t know what it is if it weren t for this popular meme Oops, sorry Wrong meme That s like it Now, what was I saying Hello, this is sensible Vane interrupting ramblish Vane She tends to talk a lot without getting to the point, so I decided a quick intervention would do good.What she was going to do was to tell you a very detailed story of how she came to know the book she was supposed to review and then she would go on s [...]

    18. ETA Re read 01 28 2015Wow, I haven t read this book in about five years and I forgot a lot of things about it For one thing, this time I read the 30th anniversary edition For another thing, I read it cover to cover instead of skipping over Goldman s this is my life crap I don t like reading his thoughts.I m not as enad of this book as I was when I was younger I used to have the whole first chapter The Bride memorized Things strike me now that didn t in, let us say, innocent years For one thing, [...]

    19. What a charming read This is one of the few books where I saw the movie first then read the book I think William Goldman s book was largely unknown until the movie came out.Like Shawshank Redepmtion and Stand by Me Based on the novella The Body this is one of the most accurate book to screen apdaptations It is almost verbatium from the book and the few variations Zoo of Death rather than Pit of Despair have no real impact on the story.Being as I edit fantasy visa vie my husband s books I do ofte [...]

    20. Dnf at 60%.How do you even begin to review a much loved classic when you didn t even manage to finish it I tried I really tried to like this book But no, it just wouldn t happen To think this is Kate Daniels favourite book To think the Beast Lord himself tells her as you wish at the end of Magic Burns Why oh why couldn t I like this book Oh well, I guess it can t be helped.So, let s start from the beginning I had a problem with this particular edition from the very first pages First we have the [...]

    21. Unlike the kid author in the italicised true sections of this masterful book, I don t have pneumonia I m still pretty sick, though I got a nasty case of cellulitis from a spider bite fuck you, Ditko and Lee which turned into a life threatening bout of sepsis I actually came close to shuffling off this mortal coil in hospital last month when the blood poisoning was at its worst Sheee iiit, right Anyway, I m happy to report that I m past the worst of it and am now recovering painfully slowly at ho [...]

    22. I absolutely loved The Silent Gondoliers It was just a perfect gem in every way, 5 stars was not enough reward for it s brilliance With that in mind I was hyped to read The Princess Bride and not ready at all for the experience.When I lived in Jerusalem I used to leave the snowy heights in winter for the perpetual summer of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, about an hour away Swimming was impossible, the water buoyed you up, rejected you even so that body parts were impossible to keep sub [...]

    23. My first read of 2017 Starting off the year with a 5 star book When I first finished reading this I wasn t sure whether I should give it 4 or 5 stars While I was reading it, I was absolutely in love with it but once I finished it and thought about it a bit, I noticed a few problems with the story The main problem I had was with Buttercup She was the most beautiful woman in the world but she didn t have any other nice qualities She wasn t kind, brave, smart, funny or talented, she was actually th [...]

    24. This book has its moments, but I m not sure what all the fuss is about It s all very clever and playful and a little bit silly But for all the originality in the telling, it really doesn t end up anywhere worth going I did enjoy it on the whole, but I found my mind straying quite a bit thanks to a lot of device and not enough story Said device being the premise that the story is an abridgment of a very old classic, with the abridger insinuating himself into the story to tell you about the parts [...]

    25. I m probably spoiled because I have seen the movie version of The Princess Bride about a gazillion times As I read, I just pictured Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patikin, et al as the characters I even heard their voices in the dialog That said, The Princess Bride is a brilliantly executed concept It s really a novel within a novel as Goldman tells a fiction story about his relationship with S Morgenstern s The Princess Bride and his path to abridging it so it only has the good parts I must ad [...]

    26. I can t believe I thought Morgenstern was real Not for long, really But still When I discovered he wasn t I hated this book for a while.But then I reread it and it was awesome in an entirely new way I m still not a huge fan of the fake little tidbits that the abridgment offers, especially the allusions to Florin as a real place, but I generally just skip over those Also, I find the story of Goldman and his fat kid vaguely depressing And I didn t like the part about Westley wearing jeans That s j [...]

    27. After reading The Princess Bride I realized that this was the book I needed to use to end my review drought This book has everything you could ever possibly want in a book There is romance, adventure, comedy, princess and princes, pirates, giants, sword fights, poison, and rodents of unusual size Is there anything that this book is missing It is inconceivable how good this book really is I saw the movie for the first time when I was little My parents had mentioned it before but I never gave it a [...]

    28. Buddy read with Shandra, Annette, Cathyrn May 24Actual Rating 4.5 starsThere is no room in my body for anything but you My arms love you, my ears adore you, my knees shake with blind affection My mind begs you to ask for something so it can obey Do you want me to follow you for the rest of your days I will do that Do you want me to crawl I will crawl I will be quite for you or sing for you, if you are hungry, let me bring you food, or if you have thirst and nothing will quench it but Arabian win [...]

    29. GOLDMAN, you GENIUS You had me going there D Seriously, I wanted to write to his publishing company to read his version of the reunion scene.Initial Thoughts 1 Wait a minute I thought this was Okay, maybe it isn t WAIT IS IT REALLY Hmmm I was asking myself this while I was reading this book so many times When I finished the book, and finally had to confirm or bust my questions, I was laughing That s how awesome Goldman s writing is D And that s what I loved most about this book, the reading expe [...]

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