Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride The Princess Bride by William Goldman

AR Reading Level: 5.8
On the library stacks: Adult fiction

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved this movie as a teenager, but I had never read the book. What I did not know is that this book within book is a COMPLETE work of fiction, including all the stuff about Goldman's wife and kid that he throws in there. I thought his "abridgment" idea was very clever and I enjoyed finding the "Reunion Scene" online and learning about the real William Goldman.

I've never read a book where sarcasm was written this well, but it was grating on my nerves by the end. It got to a point where the narrator's cut-ins were just annoying me and I wanted the book to end. I don't know if I had read the book before the movie if I would have enjoyed the unique style more, but I definitely like the movie better!

Also reviewed by: The Avid Reader's Musings ~ Rebecca Reads
Source: Gift


bermudaonion said...

I'm with you - a little sarcasm goes a long way. I missed this book and movie.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Love, love, love the movie. I was never able to get into the book.
2 Kids and Tired Books

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to read this one for awhile but I am kind of unsure now if I will ever get to it.

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Hey Trish -
Sorry to bug you but I cannot sign into my book blogs account (I have tried several times and for several days) - and it appears when I look at my profile that I am online.

If you could please suggest what I should do I would appreciate it.
Shellie -layersofthought(at)gmail(dot)com

oh by the way Vegan Family Meals - I am really enjoying it.

alisonwonderland said...

I walked to the bookstore from the theater right after I saw the movie so I could get the book. I adore them both!