Friday, April 20, 2007
The Princess Bride
Goldman, William. 1973 (1998). The Princess Bride.
This was my first time to read The Princess Bride. I had seen the movie dozens of times growing up--could anyone be cuter than Westley????--but this was the first time to read the book that boasts to have it all:
Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good 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. (8).
The story was a familiar one, but that didn’t make it any less entertaining. If anything, it made it more fun to turn the pages. You knew you were almost to this part or that part. You knew the lines that were coming. You knew what to expect. Yes, Princess Bride is an enjoyable and satisfying read.