Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Princess Bride

I know, I know, everyone loves this movie, me included. We recently let my sons watch it (they are 4 and 6) and even they loved it. But I was totally unaware--until recently--that there was a book. Not only that, but I only heard lately that S. Morgenstern is merely a writing device. I'm so out of the loop.

So I put the book on hold at the library, finally got it, and last night I'm reading the Introduction to the 25th Anniversary Edition and then Introduction to the 30th Anniversary Edition (both by William Goldman, the actual author), thinking to myself, 'Is any of this stuff true?' Having not done any research on the book or any of the side stories, I have to tell you I was a little drawn in...'Could there possibly be a country Florin of which I've never heard? Are the Cliffs of Insanity actually real?!?!

Now I feel like an idiot. But I guess that's what makes William Goldman so good. More on the actual book later...


Catherine Avril Morris said...

I just read the book for the first time too! I really loved it. Though the stuff about S. Morganstern and his wife kinda made me uncomfortable...there's that invisible line between fantasy and reality, again... Hope you enjoy it.

Cosmic Connie said...

I love "The Princess Bride" -- both the book and the movie. I am fortunate enough to have a first edition of the book, and I treasure it. And Alyssa, it's good to see another writer from my neck of the woods. I came across your blog when reading a comment of yours on Trish's Dishes, which I originally found because both Trish and I make comments on Steve Salerno's SHAMblog.
It's a small blogosphere, after all! :-)