Throwback Thursday Review: The Princess Bride


Greetings everyone!  Welcome to my weekly blog meme where I share a pre-blog review with you all.  This week I picked The princess Bride, no particular reason and I’m sorry it is such a short review.  This book is one of those rare occasions where the book and the movie are just as good in my opinion, although in my review I still feel the book is better. What do you think?

The Princess Bride


Cover art thanks to Goodreads, click on cover to visit book’s page there.

Read from January 12 to 16, 2013

I borrowed this book through my library using Inter-Library Loan.

Book Synopsis:

What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The 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 ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What’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 Sex.

In short, it’s about everything

My (short) Review:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the book within a book concept and that the real author was someone else. It was really witty and I loved the part with the missing scene and the pages you could send away for. Being the movie and the book were written by the same person they are pretty close to each other. I saw the movie first and while reading this I could so hear the actor’s voices when I read the dialog. Of course the book is still better, but it most always is. This is a delightful book that I recommend to most anyone, by far this has been my favorite classic, or modern classic, that I have read yet.



One last thing….


Today is my handsome hubby’s birthday.  Just wanted to embarrass him in one more location, cause my posts on Facebook just aren’t enough…  I will have news to share about him soon, quite exciting,  but for today all I’m sending his way is my love and wishes for a wonderful day.  He is the love of my life and I’m one lucky girl to get to share this life with him!


2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday Review: The Princess Bride

  1. The movie was panned by the critics and I could never see why. Were we supposed to take it seriously? My kids were young when it first came out and it was a great family flick. The little ones watched it as a straight fairy tale while the adults got to enjoy the jokes. I loved the book and my daughter has read it to her kids she even has the tee shirt) and I’m looking forward to watching the movie with them.


    1. Often the movies…and books…I enjoy the most are ripped apart by the critiques. Sometimes they can be right, but most of the time I find they aren’t. A great story and message can come in many forms.


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