Review: The Princess Bride

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Title: The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman
Published: 1973
Page Count: 450
Rating: 4/5

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The Princess Bride is a story of heroic adventure and true love. If you do not know the story of The Princess Bride, do yourself a favor and read this book. Better yet, watch the movie! The movie is fantastic. I will say I had no idea of the story behind S. Morgenstern. I didn’t know that the author put himself in the book as part of the story, which ended up being a really interesting writing style. I enjoyed it but at times, I did become annoyed with it. I’ve seen the movie several times and I have always enjoyed it. It was amazing to me that while I was reading this, I could picture almost every scene of the movie in my head. The movie follows the book so closely and truly and that’s hard to find nowadays.

The characters were perfect! Westley has got to be one of the most dreamy guys I have ever read about and Buttercup is perfect for him. Fezzik is one of my favorite characters and I think a lot of people will agree with me on that one. He is a lovable giant. Also, of course, Inigo Montoya is on his own quest to avenge his father and he has spent his life preparing. He is courageous and ambitious and I think I can speak for all of us when I say, we love him!

This is the fantasy book that all fantasy lovers want. Lots of action, with great characters and amazing settings. I mean c’mon… fire swamp, as scary as it sounds, I still would love to see it. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

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