Book 17 - The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: the Good Parts Version, by William Goldman

Synopsis (from

"In 1941 a young boy lies bedridden from pneumonia. His perpetually disheveled and unattractive father, an immigrant from Florin with terribly broken English, shuffles into his bedroom carrying a book. The boy wants to know if it has any sports. His father says, "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions. Miracles." And the little boy, though he doesnt know it, is about to change forever."

My take: This is the book that inspired the film, which I love. I last read this about 15 years ago, and I finally got my own copy - the 30th Anniversary edition, ack! Reading it again reminded me of how much I enjoy the story, and how satisfying the film is (I HATE adaptations that mess around with the story and characters). A lot of fun, great for everyone over 10.

Number of pages: 512

Total number of pages read: 4756

Give it a rating out of 5: 5