Hilary's Reviews > The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: The "Good Parts" Version

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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Feb 23, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: romance, speculative-fiction, young-adult, read-alouds, fantasy

I might seriously reconsider my friendship with a person who read The Princess Bride and didn't like (preferably love) it. My favorite Goldman novel. I was devastated when he made it into a screenplay (although not surprised, as nearly everything he has ever published eventually was modified for the big screen: Marathon Man, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...).

Many readers believe the "bit" about S. Morgenstern (who is, in fact, a fiction) -- even the Library of Congress originally cataloged the novel under Morgenstern... I also love the asides/autobriographical tidbits (written in red ink in my copy).

I don't like the movie and would like to re-cast and re-write the entire thing.

This is one of the few books I have read and re-read dozens of times.


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William Goldman
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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