The Princess Bride
2 journalers for this copy...
A really funny film. Is this the book which was filmed, or the book of the film, or the fairytale adaptation of the screenplay of the film...?
Released 13 yrs ago (1/13/2006 UTC) at
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Sending as a trade...hopeful that it enjoys it's holiday (and is appreciated) but comes back to my shelf sometime, whenever, no hurry :)
Received today from BookGroupMan as a trade. Thanks very much, I'm looking forward to reading this.
Laugh out loud funny in parts. Made me want to watch the film again.
The book is on it's way back to BookGroupMan.
Returned safely, thank you :)
This is a 25th anniversary re-issue, which gives Goldman another opportunity to confuse fact, fable and fiction, and add part of a teasing sequel Buttercup’s Baby. Obviously, from a famous screenwriter, this (The Princess Bride) reads like the film and it is still as fresh, funny and irreverent as I remember; from the poisonous Sicilian Vizzini, ‘Inconceivable’; the avenging Spanish sword master, ‘My name is Inigo Montoya; you killed my father; prepare to die’; the rhyming giant Fessik (Keswick!); Farmboy turned adventurer Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts, ‘As you wish’; the beautifullest girl in the world Buttercup; and last by not least the villains Prince Humperdinck and Count Rugen.
So far so good. But I found the whole idea of WG re-discovering and abridging a real story, Morgenstern’s The Princess Bride, from the ‘best bits’ story told to the ill young Goldman, wore a bit thin after a while. And a further layer of obfuscation, was to have the older Goldman introducing his grandson to the book! I found that the editorial asides stopped the flow of the story.
But this is a minor quibble, I will remember for a long time the Zoo of Death, the swordfight on the Cliffs of Insanity, the ‘almost dead’ Westley rescuing his dearest, and all the other many funny moments in this book/film/screenplay/fairy story :)
Recovered from no.1 son's bedroom - give me a rope i'm going in(!) - this is now ready to pass on :)
Journal Entry 9
Sir Alf Ramsey, Portman Road in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Thursday, November 01, 2007
Released 12 yrs ago (11/1/2007 UTC) at Sir Alf Ramsey, Portman Road in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Left on the great man's statue