E–book (The Princess Bride)

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The Princess Bride Summary ´ 104 S it about Fencing Fighting True Love Strong Hate Harsh Revenge A Few Giants Lots of Bad Men Lots of Good Men Five or Six Beautiful Women Beasties Monstrous and Gentle Some Swell Escapes and Captures Death Lies Truth Miracles and a Little SexIn short it's about everythi. One of my all time favorites Long before the movie existed I stumbled across this book in my college bookstore This cover spoke to my YA fairy tale loving heartSo I bought it without knowing a thing about the story And the book was NOT what I was expecting It was way WAY betterIf you love the movie read the book and don t let yourself get bogged down in the long offbeat intro Skim it if you need to You ll get a lot of background history on the various characters which can be extremely funny and a little poignant The movie is in large part very true to the book but William Goldman has a dry satirical sense of humor that doesn t entirely come through in the movie The part about the Greatest Kisses Ever cracks me up every timeBut it s still about Beasts of all natures and descriptions Pain Death Brave men Coward men Strongest men Chases Escapes Lies Truths PassionsAnd it s wonderful

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The Princess Bride Summary ´ 104 What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to bewella lot less than the man of her dreamsAs a boy William Goldman claims he loved to hear his father read the S Morgenstern classic The Princess Bride. If you haven t read this book then all I can tell you is to go out get it and read it Now Don t bother with the rest of this review you ll thank me later It hasFencingFightingTorturePoisonTrue LoveHateRevengeGiantsHuntersGood menBad menBeautifulest ladiesSnakesSpidersBeasts of all natures and descriptionsPainDeathBrave menCoward menStrongest menChasesEscapesLiesTruthsPassion Miracles For a startIt s one of the greatest loveactionrevenge stories ever abridged by a modern author Well it seems that Mr Goldman felt that the original story as written by the immortal S Morganstern was a little too dry for public consumption as well as damaging to treasured childhood memories so he went through it and put together this good parts version and the world is a better place for it 1Of course the big gag is that there never was an original version of the book There never was an S Morganstern the greatest of the Florinese writers Goldman s father may have read books to him as a child but he never read this book to him The entire thing is a fiction beginning to end but Goldman sells it really well He tells the tale of how he blossomed as a boy going from being a sports obsessed disappointment to a ravenous bookworm all thanks to this book He talks about trying to give the same gift to his son who manages to make it through one chapter before giving up in exhaustion He talks about the great shock of discovering that his father had done something utterly brilliant he had skipped the dull bits and left the exciting parts intactKnowing that all of this is false certainly doesn t detract from the story It s a story about a story and the effect that a story can have on a young mind Or any mind for that matter It s about how stories can teach us lessons that only later we understand such as how life is not fair and how stories can change us in ways that we never expected It s about our relationship with fiction and with the world around us In his fictional childhood Goldman learned about the world from the process of watching the story unfold than he did from the story itself And so this book is a story about stories The actual story is just bonusWhich brings me of course to the film Let me say that this is one of the very very few instances where I will put the movie up on par with the book 999999 repeating percent of the time the book is better than the movie This is one instance where they are eual in nearly every measure I m sure a lot of this has to do with the fact that Goldman wrote the screenplay for the film so not only is the story intact but a great deal of the dialogue is almost verbatim from the book It was gold in print and gold on the screen The hardest part about reading the book is trying not to hear Andre the Giant Christopher Guest Robin Wright and all the other fine actors and actresses in your head as you readSo whether you read the book or see the movie you re in for a treat And as you read just remember the books that molded you into who you are today Think about the stories that taught you life s lessons before life got around to doing it Think about them and appreciate them and remember that every book is a lesson one way or another1 This is a fun type of meta fiction writers writing autobiographically about writing about books that never existed I find it interesting that The Princess Bride can sit comfortably shoulder to shoulder with House of Leaves

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The Princess Bride Summary ´ 104 But as a grown up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation and only the good parts reached his earsNow Goldman does Dad one better He's reconstructed the Good Parts Version to delight wise kids and wide eyed grownups everywhereWhat'. I must say that the humour in this book is uite special I must court her now said the Prince Leave us alone for a minute He rode the white expertly down the hill Buttercup had never seen such a giant beast Or such a rider I am your Prince and you will marry me Humperdinck said Buttercup whispered I am your servant and I refuse I am your Prince and you cannot refuse I am your loyal servant and I just did Refusal means death Kill me then It s a comedy with a scoop of tragedy and an adventure at all times Not simply an adventure a journeyDanger awaits the characters at every chapter and the obstacles they are faced with and their ways of dealing with them are peculiarEven if you try to you will not be able to take the story seriously More than half of the characters are sheer idiots yes even Buttercup is na ve unoriginal and very often stupidBut that s to some extent normal One cannot write a comical story without having silly characters in itThere are many overused tropes in this fairytale a damsel in distress beauty beyond imagination a rescuer villainous villains villainous villains who lose their villainy and the true love themeThe first half is a lot of fun With a humorous one of a kind narration William Goldman entertains us or at least tries to throughout the book The only problem is that the story slows down past the half mark It s less hilarious past that point also A dark humour stars to appear and it s up to you to accept it or notI was not a fan of it Or the way the author decided to wrap things up to rescue the princess What I can say is that the first half is incredible and the second half very different but for me not in a good wayFurther while Westley seems like the perfect gentlemanlovermanhusband at first he has real issues Not only does he hit Buttercup but he also orders her around brusue as a soldier I cannot say I admire him or the couple in general Beauty is such an important theme in this novel it s hard to see what else Westley may see in Buttercup We re left to speculate because it is not as if they have tons of conversationsTo sum it all up the love story did not convince me but the characters are interesting to follow around and I truly appreciated the originality of the narrationBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


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    Read & Download The Princess Bride E–book (The Princess Bride) Summary Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ William Goldman If you haven't read this book then all I can tell you is to go out get it and read it Now Don't bother with the rest of this review you'll thank me later It hasFencingFightingTorturePoisonTrue LoveHateRevengeGiantsHuntersGood menBad menBeautifu

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    E–book (The Princess Bride) It's amazing that I've never found time to read this book before I have seen the movie but it was years ago and I only really remember the one thing that everyone remembersThe real strength of this book is that is just ticks every box imaginable It's a fairy tale full of action romance and revenge and it has that timeless uality that the best fairy tales seem to carry It was published in the 1970s but it fee

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    Read & Download The Princess Bride E–book (The Princess Bride) William Goldman ¹ 4 Summary First of all anyone who's rated this less than 5 stars is just wrong very wrong I know this because I was recently instated Master of all Opini

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    E–book (The Princess Bride) I must say that the humour in this book is uite special ‘‘I must court her now’’ said the Prince ‘‘Leave us alone for a

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    Summary Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ William Goldman E–book (The Princess Bride) William Goldman ¹ 4 Summary This book has as you may knowFencing 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 MiraclesAnd if you like any of those things or all of those thi

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    E–book (The Princess Bride) I am one of the few people in the world who does not think the book is better than the movie here There is an undercurrent of bitterness in this book that I find off putting I am given to understand by a friend that those elements ie the autobiographical stuff in Goldman's own persona are actually fictional But I found that they soured my enjoyment of the story they framed I couldn't enjoy the writing of a wr

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    E–book (The Princess Bride) William Goldman ¹ 4 Summary Summary Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ William Goldman Okay I like the movie better than the book I mean I love watching all of my characters So There Anyhoo I'm addin

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    E–book (The Princess Bride) William Goldman ¹ 4 Summary Read & Download The Princess Bride 50 stars HOW AMAZINGLY GOOD IS THIS BOOK YOU ASK?so good it is almost This is a literary treasure and one that I can not recommend highly Let me start by saying that prior to reading this book I had probably seen t

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    E–book (The Princess Bride) William Goldman ¹ 4 Summary “Cynics are simply thwarted romantics”So true; I could not have said it better myself Allow me to introduce

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  • Paperback
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  • The Princess Bride
  • William Goldman
  • English
  • 26 November 2019
  • 9780345418265