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A-Z Wednesdays – William Goldman

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Note: I scheduled this entry in advance so that it posts at 8:00 AM. I’ll be late getting the link posted on the host’s blog.

A-ZWEDNESDAY The meme is hosted by Reading at the Beach.

The rules are very simple: spotlight a book written by an author whose first or last name begins with the featured letter. Include the book cover, title and author, a synopsis, and link(s) to retailer(s). If it’s a book you’ve already reviewed, link to the review. Return to Reading at the Beach and leave a link in the comments.

This week’s letter is: G

This week pick: Goldman, William — The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Comment: I purposely skipped “what this book’s about” because, well, how can I possibly explain it better than Peter Falk’s character in the movie? It has sword fights, torture, revenge, chases, escapes, true love. The movie stayed fairly close to the book. I suppose it’s because the book is “the good parts” version of “S. Morgenstern’s classic tale”, as told by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay. If you’ve never read the book, I would recommend it for the tongue-in-cheek humor. It’s one of the few instances where I can say the movie is just as good as the book. Inconceivable! 😉

Note: The link below is to Fantastic Fiction, which has a variety of purchase options (including on-line secondary markets) for the US and UK.

The Princess Bride (Goldman, William) at Fantastic Fiction.

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