#ThrowbackThursday The Princess Bride by William Goldman

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Renee @It’sBookTalk began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. I’ve wanted to join this meme for a long time and I thought it would be a great idea because it forces me to read books from the TBR and not only new releases. And, of course, I can also include some old favorites!

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Once upon a time came a story so full of high adventure and true love that it became an instant classic and won the hearts of millions. Now in hardcover in America for the first time since 1973, this special edition of The Princess Bride is a true keepsake for devoted fans as well as those lucky enough to discover it for the first time. What reader can forget or resist such colorful characters as: Westley, the handsome farm boy who risks death and much, much worse for the woman he loves; Inigo, the Spanish swordsman who lives only to avenge his father’s death; Fezzik, the Turk, the gentlest giant ever to have uprooted a tree with his bare hands; Vizzini, the evil Sicilian, with a mind so keen he’s foiled by his own perfect logic; Prince Humperdinck, the eviler ruler of Guilder, who has an equally insatiable thirst for war and the beauteous Buttercup; Count Rugen, the evilest man of all, who thrives on the excruciating pain of others; Miracle Max, the King’s ex-Miracle Man, who can raise the dead (kind of); The Dread Pirate Roberts, supreme looter and plunderer of the high seas; and, of course, Buttercup, the princess bride, the most perfect, beautiful woman in the history of the world.

I’ve decided to feature a book that I read maaaaany years ago and when I think of an early favorite, this one always comes to my mind. I don’t think I’ve ever read a similar book because this is definitely not my kind of genre, but I absolutely loved The Princess Bride.

This book was fun, entertaining, full of adventure and I had such a great time reading it that I don’t want to re-read it in case I don’t enjoy it as much 😆

Who can’t forget this moment?

“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”

And another one of my favorite quotes:

“There have been five great kisses since 1642 B.C…(before then couples hooked thumbs.) And the precise rating of kisses is a terribly difficult thing, often leading to great controversy…. Well, this one left them all behind.”

A classic!

 

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Annie

In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves old songs and 90s movies. I enjoy reading mystery and crime, coming of age stories, and historical fiction set in the last century.

20 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday The Princess Bride by William Goldman

  1. I only got around to reading this around a year ago and absolutely loved it. Definitely one of my favourites and so many great quotes.

    I’ve spied an illustrated version in the shops that I want so much so I’m trying to figure out how to pass the hint for Christmas.

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  2. That was really odd…I left you the comment above that it was one of my favorites, and I was logged into my WP account, so I have NO idea why it showed up as Anonymous! That freaked me out! Anyway…it’s just me 🙂 Crazy…sorry about that!!

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  3. I love that you chose to share this one! It is one of my favorites ❤ and one of the few where I enjoyed the film just as well. I remember being confused about who actually wrote this when I was younger 😉 Clever all around!

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