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
4 hours ago