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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman



Great book, great movie, great story no matter the format!

I wasn't even aware that The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure was even a book until I was looking through the special features on my DVD and they were speaking of the difficulties they had bringing the book to the big screen. Once I found out about the book I just had to get it!

William Goldman
So, is it better than the movie?

While I certainly enjoyed the background information on Fezzik and Inigo, this is one of the first books that I can honestly say is better as a movie. Notice, that I have given this book 5 stars, so we are distinguishing between very good and very, very good here. Still, the movie is a further abridgment of S. Morgenstern's classic tale (wink, wink) that makes the story even stronger.

My edition had a wonderful new introduction the recounted some of the struggles and joys in making the movie and includes the first chapter of the long-lost 'sequel' entitled 'Buttercup's Baby.' Both are worth your time.

I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman.

Reviewed August 18, 2005.

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