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Great book; awful edition
on October 13, 2017
Absolutely brilliant and amazing novel, absolutely horrific edition. Don't buy Amazon's rubbish kindle version unless you like paying mass market prices for an e-book missing entire pages.
Right as Westley and Buttercup are nearing the Fire Swamp, the book starts dropping passages wholesale, typically some of the best bits, and specifically stuff that isn't in the film, so you can't just watch the movie to make up for it. For example, Westley's monologue about the secret of the Dread Pirate Roberts: included verbatim. Goldman's immortal, fourth-wall-breaking, medium-transcending bit about the cut reunion scene, and his modest replacement: largely gutted out, mid sentence.
Protip Amazon, if you're going to have the unadulterated cheek to sell a digital book for the same price as half a pound of real (and quality- controlled) paper, actually do the work to make sure you're really giving what's advertised before picking your customers' pockets.
5 out of 5 stars for a breathtakingly brilliant novel.
0 out of 5 stars for Amazon's boundless cupidity and incompetence. (Copied and saved, in case Amazon is feeling...editorial today)