The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I must admit my astonishment last week when a friend admitted that not only had he not read The Princess Bride, but had not even seen the movie! He defended himself by saying that the movie was a “chick flick”. Not.
Give yourself a reality break this holiday, read the book and watch the movie. The book is an eccentric, satirical, swashbuckling fairy tale with the voice of the author interjecting his opinions about how the narrative is progressing. The movie has been elevated to cult status with its own website (even though it was in the late 1980’s). It is also probably one of the most quoted films ever. Inconceivable, you say? Read and watch – you won’t be disappointed.
William Goldman, who wrote both the book and the screenplay, won Academy Awards for best screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men. He also won a Hugo Award for the screenplay of The Princess Bride.
The library owns both the movie and the book.