Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, The

William Goldman
Originally published in 1973, The Princess Bride has been adored by legions of devoted fans and made into a further cultural phenomenon by Rob Reiner's 1987 film. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic tale, acclaimed fantasy artist Michael Manomivibul brings us his own take on Goldman's world, showing us anew the wonders of Florin—home not only to Westley and Buttercup, but also to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.” Accenting and illustrating Goldman's original text will be thirty full-page color illustrations and twenty spot drawings. A perfect gift for fans of all ages, this Princess Bride has been given the royal treatment.


Reviewed: 2018-05-07
The Princess Bride is a story of heroic adventure and true love. If you do not know the story of The Princess Bride, do yourself a favor and read this book. Better yet, watch the movie! The movie is fantastic. I will say I had no idea of the story behind S. Morgenstern. I didn’t know that the author put himself in the book as part of the story, which ended up being a really interesting writing style. I enjoyed it but at times, I did become annoyed with it. I’ve seen the movie several times and I have always enjoyed it. It was amazing to me that while I was reading this, I could picture almost every scene of the movie in my head. The movie follows the book so closely and truly and that’s hard to find nowadays. The characters were perfect! Westley has got to be one of the most dreamy guys I have ever read about and Buttercup is perfect for him. Fezzik is one of my favorite characters and I think a lot of people will agree with me on that one. He is a lovable giant. Also, of course, Inigo Montoya is on his own quest to avenge his father and he has spent his life preparing. He is courageous and ambitious and I think I can speak for all of us when I say, we love him! This is the fantasy book that all fantasy lovers want. Lots of action, with great characters and amazing settings. I mean c’mon… fire swamp, as scary as it sounds, I still would love to see it. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
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