SHE'S INFECTIOUS HUMAN WASTE (smokexscribbles) wrote in bookish,
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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is possibly my favorite book ever. Seriously. I don't like romance novels, so William Goldman S. Morgenstern's satirical yet oh-so-inspiring Classic Tale of True Love and Adventure is very close to my heart. I know most people love this book, but I also know there are some who think it's, well, sort of stupid, what with the ROUSses and all. Personally, I would love to fight an ROUS, but that's just me. So what do you think of this book? The first time I read it, Goldman's "commentary" confused the heck out of me. I only really understood why this crazy abridger guy kept butting into my novel when I read some book club style questions for it. As soon as I understood that, I loved the book even more. To me, this book is about contradictions, unfairness, the escape of stories, and, yes, fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, true love, miracles...

Yeah, I tear up a little when I read it. It's hard to explain why.

Opinions, please!
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