The Princess Bride {Book Review}


Published Date: 1973
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: William Goldman
Pages: 450
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Humor

You can read the summary for The Princess Bride here.

William Goldman, you brilliant man! Not only did you create one of my most beloved stories of all time but you also tricked me. Well played, sir.

The Princess Bride is without a doubt one of the best stories ever told. Arguing with me wouldn’t be wise…I’m part Sicilian {insert evil laugh here}. This novel has it all; It has true love {not to be confused with “to blove” which means “to bluff”, duh!}, it has adventure {kidnapping, the Fire Swamp, the Zoo of Death, duels, escape}, it has miracles, it has unforgettable characters and did I mention it has true love? I did? Oh, well, sorry…but it’s worth mentioning more than once. It’s one of the best love stories in the history of ever.

If you’re like me, then you’ve seen this movie a billion trillion times. And if you’re like me, you’ve memorized it. I’m usually critical of books that have been turned into movies as they’re always coming up short. *shakes head* Not this book. FUN FACT: William Goldman wrote the screenplay for the movie. And guess what? He KILLED IT. This is the first book I’ve read where I recognized all of the great lines from the movie. He didn’t compromise the integrity of the book AT ALL. It’s awesome.

Oh and if you’re wondering how Goldman tricked me…well, S. Morgenstern didn’t write The Princess Bride. Nope. He doesn’t even exist. I mean, I’m sure there’s an S. Morgenstern somewhere in the world but he didn’t pen this novel.

I could fangirl and gush and gush but I will not. I’m stopping myself here. All I want to say is this: Read this book. Please. It’s hilarious and awesome and read it. Thank you for your consideration {*to be said like Katniss}.

So if you’re looking for one of the best books ever, then look no farther!

*I’d use the gif but I’m not that cool.

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