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Princess Bride But as a grown up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation and only the good parts reached his earsNow Goldman does Dad one better He's reconstructed the Good Parts Version to delight wise kids and wide eyed grownups everywh I am one of the few people in the world who does not think the book is better than the movie here There is an undercurrent of bitterness in this book that I find off putting I am given to understand by a friend that those elements ie the autobiographical stuff in Goldman's own persona are actually fictional But I found that they soured my enjoyment of the story they framed I couldn't enjoy the writing of a writer who seemed as misanthropic and hateful as Goldman came off to me TPB is still a great book better than three stars but I couldn't uite bring myself to give it fourStick to the movie It has the opposite problem but you can always fast forward through the saccharine Fred Savage bits

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The Princess BrideEreWhat's it about Fencing Fighting True Love Strong Hate Harsh Revenge A Few Giants Lots of Bad Men Lots of Good Men Five or Six Beautiful Women Beasties Monstrous and Gentle Some Swell Escapes and Captures Death Lies Truth Miracles and a Little SexIn short it's about everythi 50 stars HOW AMAZINGLY GOOD IS THIS BOOK YOU ASKso good it is almost This is a literary treasure and one that I can not recommend highly Let me start by saying that prior to reading this book I had probably seen the movie version a dozen times or so and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT I only mention this so that you know where I'm coming from in case you are not a fan of the movie as I think if you like one you will like the other and conversely if you didn’t like the movie the book may not appeal to you as much As for the book I was AMAZED at what a superb adaptation of the novel the movie was Along with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and No Country for Old Men this may be the best adaptation of a classic novel that I have ever come across This may lead you to ask whether it is even worth it to read the book given that much of what is in the book is on the screen My answer to that would be a resounding YES First of all the book is as much fun as the movie and the tone of the writing is uniue playful and very funny Despite knowing the plot of the book intimately I found the reading experience to be fresh and new I am going to assume that people reading this have seen the movie read the book or at least have an understanding of the basic plot If not the book description and other reviews do a very good job of explaining it Instead I thought it might be helpful to mention those parts of the book that were not included in the movie or that I thought the book’s treatment was superior ie Book is Better and those aspects of the movie that I thought were superior to the source material ie Movie is Better BOOK IS BETTER1 Prince Humperdinck’s Zoo of Death not mentioned in the movie and I thought it was interesting and gave great insight into the character2 The Book does a much better job than the movie in describing Prince Humperdinck as a truly evil person and thus a top notch villain 3 The book contains a whole Chapter on Inigo Montoya that provides details of his childhood and his Father’s original encounter with the Six Fingered Man this is dealt with in a very brief conversation in the movie I really enjoyed the expanded version4 The book also contains a whole chapter on Fezzik and shows his childhood and early years This was excellent and I really liked learning about his trouble in adapting to deal with his enormous size 5 The beginning of the book describes how Buttercup becomes the “most beautiful woman in the world” and the fate of the women in front of her This is absolutely HYSTERICAL I wish they would have found a way to incorporate this into the movie because it was very enjoyable 6 All of the interruptions in the Narrative where the author is explaining why he cut out whole sections of the original Morgenstern novel the fictional novel of which this novel was supposedly the abridged “good parts” were very funny and made the book a uniue experience MOVIE IS BETTER1 I must begin with Miracle Max The book is really good but Billy Crystal was absolutely AMAZING as was Carol Kane who played Miracle Max's wife Crystal’s dialogue in the movie was better than the book and is a great example of making the original even better without messing with the feel of the story 2 Wallace Shawn as Vizzini pictured above gives a truly great comic performance and made the Movie version of the character even fun then the book version All I kept hearing in my head whenever he was on stage in the book was him shouting INCONCEIVABLE3 Similarly Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya is another example of amazing casting that made the on screen version of the character even fun than the book version 4 The final scene between Westley and Prince Humperdinck was fun in the movie than in the book Bottom line if you have enjoyed the movie but have not read the book I strongly recommend it Similarly if you have read the book and have not seen the movie I strongly recommend that as well Both are terrific

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EPUB ¸ MOBI The Princess Bride î 9780345418265 FREE ´ WILLIAM GOLDMAN À [Read] ➲ The Princess Bride By William Goldman – Insolpro.co.uk What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to bewella lot less than tWhat happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns The Princess eBook #243 out to bewella lot less than the man of her dreamsAs a boy William Goldman claims he loved to hear his father read the S Morgenstern classic The If you haven't read this book then all I can tell you is to go out get it and read it Now Don't bother with the rest of this review you'll thank me later It hasFencingFightingTorturePoisonTrue LoveHateRevengeGiantsHuntersGood menBad menBeautifulest ladiesSnakesSpidersBeasts of all natures and descriptionsPainDeathBrave menCoward menStrongest menChasesEscapesLiesTruthsPassion Miracles For a startIt's one of the greatest loveactionrevenge stories ever abridged by a modern author Well it seems that Mr Goldman felt that the original story as written by the immortal S Morganstern was a little too dry for public consumption as well as damaging to treasured childhood memories so he went through it and put together this good parts version and the world is a better place for it 1Of course the big gag is that there never was an original version of the book There never was an S Morganstern the greatest of the Florinese writers Goldman's father may have read books to him as a child but he never read this book to him The entire thing is a fiction beginning to end but Goldman sells it really well He tells the tale of how he blossomed as a boy going from being a sports obsessed disappointment to a ravenous bookworm all thanks to this book He talks about trying to give the same gift to his son who manages to make it through one chapter before giving up in exhaustion He talks about the great shock of discovering that his father had done something utterly brilliant he had skipped the dull bits and left the exciting parts intactKnowing that all of this is false certainly doesn't detract from the story It's a story about a story and the effect that a story can have on a young mind Or any mind for that matter It's about how stories can teach us lessons that only later we understand such as how life is not fair and how stories can change us in ways that we never expected It's about our relationship with fiction and with the world around us In his fictional childhood Goldman learned about the world from the process of watching the story unfold than he did from the story itself And so this book is a story about stories The actual story is just bonusWhich brings me of course to the film Let me say that this is one of the very very few instances where I will put the movie up on par with the book 999999 repeating percent of the time the book is better than the movie This is one instance where they are eual in nearly every measure I'm sure a lot of this has to do with the fact that Goldman wrote the screenplay for the film so not only is the story intact but a great deal of the dialogue is almost verbatim from the book It was gold in print and gold on the screen The hardest part about reading the book is trying not to hear Andre the Giant Christopher Guest Robin Wright and all the other fine actors and actresses in your head as you readSo whether you read the book or see the movie you're in for a treat And as you read just remember the books that molded you into who you are today Think about the stories that taught you life's lessons before life got around to doing it Think about them and appreciate them and remember that every book is a lesson one way or another1 This is a fun type of meta fiction writers writing autobiographically about writing about books that never existed I find it interesting that The Princess Bride can sit comfortably shoulder to shoulder with House of Leaves