The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is, of course, one of the best movies ever made. It turns out, however, that it’s also a fantastic book. The film adheres very tightly to the written version, so if you liked the one, you’ll probably like the other. However, the book also includes a number of little gems the movie missed, including a moderately long forward that had me laughing out loud. A relatively light and easy read, it’s fun for movie fans and non-fans alike. I’m interested to look up more of William Goldman’s writing to see if the rest compares. (Interestingly, Goldman published The Silent Gondaliers last year. It’s another “abridgement” of an S. Morgenstern tale, as was The Princess Bride. Looks like that might be a good one for the reading list.)