Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck ...
Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairytale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the movie, so it stands to reason I would enjoy the book as well. William Goldman is an imaginative author.
Mar 4, 2010
Very good read
I enjoyed the movie "The Princess Bride" and
decided to try the book. I was not disappointed. It is a very unusual treatment
of a fairy tale that could be enjoyed by both
adults and older children. I especially loved
the way the author occasionally put into
parentheses his own comments about the
original story published years ago and his
reasons for deleting certain "boring" parts.
It was funny, romantic, action-filled and
dramatic all at once. I enjoyed it very much.
Apr 20, 2007
Well worth it even if you have read the movie!
My fiance and I live a great distance from each other and regularly read aloud to each other in order to share the experience. We have read the Harry Potter series in the past - but I have to say that it is not nearly as much fun as reading this book out loud. Is the book very different from the movie? No - but it does provide a little more insight and a WHOLE lot more humor. It is just plain fun, and I can't wait to read it to my kids!
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