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The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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Aug 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s, classics, historical-fiction
Read from July 06 to August 02, 2011

This is a book unlike any other I have ever read. It began as a huge book of history and politics written in a fairy tale format by Morganstein many years ago. William Goldman's father read parts of it to him when he was a sick ten year old boy and it stuck with him. As an adult, Mr. Goldman greatly reduced the page length, focusing on the fairy tale parts while still using the previous author's exact words. He also adds lots of author comments throughout the book and the first 15% is an author preface. The first author also interrupts the story often with IMHO silly personal comments. It was distracting and confusing at first, but Mr. Goldman's explanations made more sense as the story progressed.

The fairy tale is a treasure. I contains everything a little boy could desire in a story: pirates, swordplay, huge rats, royalty, brave adventures, romance, a giant. I hear there is a movie of The Princess Bride that stars the late Andre the Giant. I really want to see it soon.

I read the 25th Anniversary edition, which included Buttercup's Baby, the sequel to TPB. Both books are wonderful and I suggest you read them as William Goldman's father did 70 years ago. Read it aloud a chapter a night, to a child.

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Bill Hope you enjoyed as much as I did. It's one of my favourite books and movies

Luckngrace Yes, Bill, I really HAVE to see the movie now. I want to see the late Andre the Giant as Fazzar.

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