Book Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride The Princess Bride by William Goldman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There is a line in this book that perfectly describes it:

This book says, ‘life isn’t fair’ and I’m telling you, one and all, you better believe it.

So in between true love were disappointments, nightmares, tortures, and a huge number of deaths that exceeded the death restrictions granted to fairy tales. Again, quoting from the book:

Get used to disappointment.

But don’t despair because Willaim Goldman belives in happy endings too, and for a Tale of True Love and High Adventure, that’s all that really matters. That, and the lovable characters, wicked villains, and a wonderful story. Throw in some good humor in the form of unexpected shocks and-

Interruption, and hey, how about giving old Morgenstern credit for a major league fake-out there.

-then you’ve got yourself a classic that’s one for the ages. Read it. Now.

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