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The Story Is What Is Important Here - The Princess Bride
This is the exact copy of the book from when I read it. I remember reading this book in Junior High. I'm not sure if it was an assignment or not, just that I really enjoyed it!
The story is about LOVE, true love. There are many plot turns and it should be classified as an adventurous fantasy book. There are princesses, pirates, swordsmen, giants, smart people, witches (well, sort of), evil princes and peasants. Just when you think you know what is about to happen it all changes. But in a super great an unexpected way. I don't want to write anything about the story really, just that if you believe in love or need a push in that direction then you should read it.
There were so many scenes in this book that stand out in my mind. I must say that the movie did an excellent job in portraying the movie as I imagined it as I was reading it. In fact, I have to say that Westley was not as handsome in my mind as he was in the movie. I ended up loving him even more after watching the movie!
The reason I would choose the book over the movie though is that by reading it you are able to imagine things that were unimaginable in the movie! Also, in the edition that I read they spoke about a chapter that was left out and that you could write to the publisher to receive the chapter. I did it and did receive it in the mail from the publisher. I believe this was probably a first in book marketing!
Two times in NYC, once at a restaurant and once at a party, Wallace Shawn was within 10 feet of me. He plays Vizzini in the movie. I couldn't talk myself into saying hi to him. Maybe I was afraid that he would try to poison me?
Even though the pace of this book keeps you wanting to know what happens next, you almost do not want the book to end. The other thing that is great about this story is that they didn't do a Princess Bride II. Thank God!
It is one of those stories that you wish you had never read so that you could read it for the first time!
Want to find out what went into making the movie?
This makes reading the book more comfortable than ever!
If you want to watch it or read it you can do them both on this device!
Check out some clips from the movie and the actors from it. Not saying the movie is better but you will get an idea about the story!
Here you can see the trailer of the movie!
What is it????
The greatest sword fight of all time!
I never saw this but I love that they all got together!