What I've been reading: The Princess Bride

'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die'


Everyone knows it, if you don't then I'm sorry to break it to you but you must have been living under a rock for the past 20 years :-p

I have been in love with the movie since childhood and after spending about an hour in Waterstones, I'm weird and was craving that book smell, I thought it was about time I read it. Purely so I can fall in love with the fictional Westley even more...

Yes, that is a rubber duck in the background!
Written in jest as an 'abridged version' of a book by S. Morgenstern, the book flips between the fantasy tale and and Goldman's comical footnotes making sure you are never bored. Which is awesome.

From the second I opened it, I was hooked. I have even been one of those awkward people who read while walking down the street. Sorry to all the people I walked in to! It is just one of those rare finds you can't put down and you just itch to be reading it instead of working.

Holding the whole thing together is the perfect love story between Westley and Buttercup that makes any single woman out there scream 'Why, God? Why!'. We all want him but we can never have him. He's the swashbuckling version of Mr Darcy. 

It was nice to be able to discover more about the characters we had grown up with, I was personally shocked that Prince Humperdink actually does love Buttercup and the friendship between Fezzik and Inigo is more than heart warming. 

The only thing that annoyed me about the book is that it ended on a cliffhanger that I did not expect as the movie comes to a spectacular happy ending. However this does leave it open for the sequel Buttercup's baby which, after reading the first chapter, I'm praying will finally be ours. Come on guys!
You can read my last book review on Dangerous Girls right here.

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