Wish List Wednesday

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 |
The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a "good parts version" of "S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure." Morgenstern's original was filled with details of Florinese history, court etiquette, and Mrs. Morgenstern's mostly complimentary views of the text. Much admired by academics, the "Classic Tale" nonetheless obscured what Mr. Goldman feels is a story that has everything: "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." -Goodreads

Everyone loves The Princess Bride movie. I've never read the book, but I'm really excited to actually read a copy of the book. Have any of you read this one??

<3 Cate

10 comments ♥:

Melissa said...

I've read it, and I loveeeedddd it...it's a classic. The book is better than the film, but who can't love the film, too!? :)

Tina's Blog said...

I have never read it or seen the movie, but one of my best friends in high school raved about it...I always tell myself that I will read it someday!

Shweta said...

Loved the book. A real good book for any day. I have even gifted this book so many times to my friends. Read it :)

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I watched the movie and LOVE it but I haven't read the book. (I know.)

Nina said...

I havent seen the movie or read the book. But I think I must rent it soon!

The Library Lurker said...

I haven't read it, but I've always wanted to! I've just never gotten around to it...I love the movie though, it's one of my all time favorites.

Priya said...

I read the book, but I've only watched parts of the film. The book is pretty good- it's funny and witty and very entertaining.

Ali said...

It is such a great book! And you're welcome for the award! You totally deserved it! I love your blog!

Nonie said...

I haven't read it yet, but I hope to soon. Everyone that I know that has read it LOVE it to death, so I think you should give it a try! :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Hm, now that I think about it, I think I've only watched the movie! *gasp* Must read it now. Hope you enjoy! :D

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