The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

by William Goldman
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Princess Bride 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having practically grown up on the amazing movie, I was worried that reading the book would ruin both for me. I couldn't have been more wrong. The movie has not been depleated at all in my sight, but the book is far better. There is so much more emotion-love, sorrow, humor, hope-than in the movie that it was nearly impossible to put down. I highly suggest it to anyone and everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie when my girls, now college graduates, were no bigger than a box of popcorn. Loved the movie. I recently read the book and am still laughing...'Mawidge is a dweam wiffin a dweam.' I thought the actor was adlibbing. No, this is from the marriage vows in the book. The history, the country, the museum, the lawyers, the abridgement and the scolding from Stephen King. ‘you cut out seventy pages on Buttercups training. How could you do that?’ And yes, I searched the internet for the original unabridged document….which is even funnier. What a great book… Goldman's two styles of writing are hilarious. I whole heartedly recommend this book.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This is a reread. I still really liked it. I like the story, but I like the feeling of remembering my enjoyment the first time just as much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has to be my absolute favorite book!! It's so exciting, yet so romantic! The expressions painted vivid pictures in my head! I would highly recommend this book! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite books with adventure, suspense, romance, and a storybook ending.
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Buer_Douglas More than 1 year ago
Goldman wrote an amazing classic adventure story, to which he added incredible depth by inventing a new life history for himself and telling that in tandem with the love and action sequences one would expect. Similar to the movie in its sense of humor, this book is a great read for those who have and have not seen the classic.
AmordeDios More than 1 year ago
If you like the movie, you'll LOVE the book. It's the perfect fairy tale!
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danikins More than 1 year ago
I have seen the movie twice, once in school then i bought it and watched it with my family and we llooovvveeeedddd it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
William Goldman writes this remarkable piece that enthralls his audience in a world of romance, suspense, and comedy. He plays with his readers while still collaborating a magnificent, impeccable novel. This work is excellent to stretch your thinking and understanding of complex literature. Break out your highlighter and pen because you do not want to miss any details! If you have seen modern renditions, including the 1987 movie, you do not even have a clue for what this storyline has to offer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i first heard about this book i didnt even know there was a movie. i was a little skeptical at first, but then when i read it it was amazing! havent read such a good book in a long time. a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this book when I was on vacation. The plot read well, and kept you in tuned. The book is tied even with the movie, they are both as good, in easier terms. I strongly recommend this book to pass a few days worth of reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was much better then i thought it would be. it had that fairy tale kind of vibe, but more...complicated and witty. i definately recommend this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book back in my college days and loved it. Then was thrilled to see it become a movie. Both of my daughters love the movie too. My oldest recently read the book, and declared it better than the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have watched the movie thousands upon thousands of times since I first saw it when I was in third grade (now going into tenth). It was my all time favorite movie when I was young until The Lord of the Rings entered my world. But I just recently decided I would read the book. I was a little scared because I loved/love the movie and was expecting something slightly less than what I had seen. Well, I'm here to tell you right now that I loved the book. Much better than the movie. With its endless wit and charm, I could not put it down. The beginning was a little boring and slow moving, but once I got passed it, I was lost in Florin and Guilder for days. The characters were wonderful and so creatively well rounded. The plot was exciting and had me on the edge of my seat, even though I knew what was going to happen. But a couple things bugged me about the book- I was confused about this S. Morgenstern and apparently, he never exsited in the first place! Also, Goldman also reffered to this as an abridment to Morgenstern's classic book. But if he never exsited, then this must be the whole book. I also didn't like (but got over) when he would cut into the story in italics and explain some things. I think it slowed down the story completely. But besides those little, little things, I loved this story!!! It is one of my all time favorites, and I plan on reading it over and over again!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read. I absolutely loved it. I couldn't stand it at first when Goldman kept going on and on about his fat kid and annoying wife but when it really got started I could not stop reading it. I love the romance and constant suspense. Maybe some people think Goldman left out some good parts but I think he left just enough to make it so incredibly worthwhile for me. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is something about the way William Goldman writes that makes you want to laugh all the way through. It could be his ludicris comparisons or the amazing variety of characters. He goes about telling his story of 'true love and high adventure' in a very strange way, trying to convince his readers of his abrigdment of S. Morgenstern's The Princess Bride. My first time reading the novel I fell fo his trick like a fat kid on a chocolate cake. I even went searching for the so called unabridged version. So don't feel stupid if you just now realized that. To me the Princess Bride is the ultimate tale of perfected true love, adventure and side spliting humor. A must for anyone who can read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book so much. i will always cherish it because i find it to be one of the best i've ever read. The thing is i really really want to read the unabridged version! i hear people trying to prove against S. Morgenstern and Florin and Guilder. You know what, there doesn't have to be a Florin or a Guilder! It's a fictional story! I dont think people get that! S. Morgenstern was describing his world, as he sees it. and i would REALLY like to read the unabridged version! and find the lost sequel as well!! ^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book I grew up with and I absolutely love it! It's written in a very captivating way, and I still get tricked during Buttercup's first nightmare every time I read it. It's a story I would recommend to anyone and a story for any kid to grow up with. The movie is a wonderful partner to it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing. There are absolutely no other words to describe it. It is definitely one of the best books I have ever read, and it has absolutely everything in it a person could possibly want. It could possibly be considered a 'chick flick,' but it is funny enough that guys can read it too without feeling embarassed. The movie is great too.