Reading period: Sep 28, 2010 - Nov 23, 2010
How/Why was this book chosen:
Veronica decided to have 2 books this month as it wasn't that long since we read another Arthurian book.
|58||18.5||The Once and Future King||T.H. White|
|54||17.2||The Princess Bride||William Goldman|
|48||15.3||Lord Foul's Bane||Stephen R. Donaldson|
|37||11.8||Elric of Melniboné||Michael Moorcock|
|31||9.9||The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian||Robert E. Howard|
|24||7.6||Riddle-Master||Patricia A. McKillip|
|20||6.4||The Last Unicorn||Peter S. Beagle|
The Princess Bride by William GoldmanEdit
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, it's about everything.