The Princess Bride

by William Goldman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0747545189 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 3/20/2005
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!
2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, March 20, 2005
(different cover)
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...?

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan at on Friday, January 13, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (1/13/2006 UTC) at

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Sending as a trade...hopeful that it enjoys it's holiday (and is appreciated) but comes back to my shelf sometime, whenever, no hurry :)

Journal Entry 3 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 14, 2006
Received today from BookGroupMan as a trade. Thanks very much, I'm looking forward to reading this.

Journal Entry 4 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Laugh out loud funny in parts. Made me want to watch the film again.

Journal Entry 5 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 25, 2006
The book is on it's way back to BookGroupMan.

Journal Entry 6 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, December 01, 2006
Returned safely, thank you :)

Journal Entry 7 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, August 06, 2007
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 :)

Journal Entry 8 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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 by BookGroupMan at 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

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Left on the great man's statue

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.