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The Story Is What Is Important Here - The Princess Bride

Updated on June 9, 2014

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!

Brentwood Originals Brushed Twill Bedrest, Navy
Brentwood Originals Brushed Twill Bedrest, Navy

This makes reading the book more comfortable than ever!

Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)
Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)

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!

And YOUR Favorite Character Is????

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If you love the story of The Princess bride as much as I do stop by and tell us if you prefer the movie or the book and what is your favorite scene?

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    • Marten22 profile image


      4 years ago

      Interesting and good review! I think the film is really good, but not as good as the book!

    • flycatcherrr profile image


      4 years ago

      I am devoted to Inigo Montoya, and any scene that has him in it is a winner for me. The Princess Bride is a wonderful, touching, funny, timeless story. It came as a great relief that seeing the movie did not ruin the book for me at all - the film version was extremely well done. I still do prefer the book, however, as there is more "scope for imagination" when you get to make your own mental images from the author's words.

    • georgepmoola2 profile image


      4 years ago

      Good review!

    • Hairdresser007 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Jordan 

      4 years ago from Burbank, CA

      @sybil watson: You really should read it. It's super!

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      sybil watson 

      4 years ago

      I had no idea that this was a book first, I thought it was just a screen play. It sounds like it would be a great beach read. I still chuckle when I remember Inigo saying, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" over and over.

    • Hairdresser007 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Jordan 

      4 years ago from Burbank, CA

      @Heidi Vincent: Thank you!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Nice review, Hairdresser007!

    • Hairdresser007 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Jordan 

      4 years ago from Burbank, CA

      @Merrci: It's a must read! You will cry (seriously) and laugh out loud! It's a classic.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I never read the book, but it sounds like I should after reading your review! Thanks for sharing it!


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