The Princess Bride, Review

1 Oct

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

Plot: This true classic tells you his favorite story in the world-that of the beautiful Buttercup and her one true love, Wesley. But not just that story; he tells you the story behind the story.

Goldman starts the magic on page one, telling you how the “edited” version of the original Buttercup story came to be. Then he launches into the “real” story, periodically interrupting to tell you more about the life’s journey that resulted in the book. What is truly amazing is that none of it is true. Goldman seemingly uses his tale of editing Morgenstern’s version as a plot device in order to move his rather mundane story along. But, in fact, he is using the Buttercup story to tell a bigger story of books influencing a person’s life.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

5 stars



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