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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Princess Bride

I first saw the movie of the Princess Bride as a young adult (not that I am really old now, but you know...) and fell in love with it instantly.

I was always intrigued by the rumours that William Goldman was not the real author, but a guy called Morgenstern was the true and original writer. If the first two chapters of the "Good Parts Edition" of the book are for real the rumours are all true.

I have wanted to read the book for years - ever since I discovered that there was a book. Well, last week I visited my local library and there is it was: the 25th Anniversary Edition of THE PRINCESS BRIDE: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of True Love and High Adventure - the "Good Parts" Version, abridged by William Goldman.

I am almost half way though the book and loving every minute. It's hilarious!

If you enjoyed the movie you will love this read. It's quirky, funny and sweet. I highly recommend it.