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Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came from Florin, abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.
Is The Princess Bride a critique of classics like Ivanhoe and The Three Musketeers, that smother a ripping yarn under elaborate prose? A wry look at the differences between fairy tales and real life? Simply a funny, frenetic adventure? No matter how you read it, you'll put it on your "keeper" shelf. --Nona Vero --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you love the movie,I highly recommend reading the book.
Not only is there much more detail that molds the plot and the characters, but the central theme of the book is different as well.
Fun, exciting, and a great sense of humor that I don't find in most other adventures, or most other books for that matter.
I didn't particularly care for the movie and was willing to give the book a chance. The book is always better, right? WRONG. Read morePublished 1 day ago by j
Super Dry Wit! I had trouble setting the book down! Way better than the movie...which is my favorite movie. Love it.Published 3 days ago by Matthew
I saw the movie before I read the book. It was and still is my favourite movie and now my daughters as well. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Clem Lees
My 2nd grade daughter loves to read. I got this for her birthday and she loves it so far. She can read 90% of it and the rest just gives me a reason to spend time with here.Published 4 days ago by Jose M. Hernandez Jr.
If you loved the movie the book is even better.
I pictured Peter Falk telling the whole story. A must read for adults and young readers.
One of the greatest joys I've known this year has been reading this book. I've always been a fan of the movie and this book is everything the movie is but more. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jena
It's a great book. I saw the movie first and loved it but the book is even better. It is so funny.Published 15 days ago by Donna Bobroff
A modern classic (whatever that means) the Princess Bride is an awesome book This illustrated edition is awesome (the book already starting as "excellent") due to the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by James D. Crabtree
This is one of the best books I have ever read,the only book I liked better is the hunger gamesPublished 15 days ago by Laura