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review 2017-10-10 22:37
The Princess: The Bride Quest #1 by Claire Delacroix (1998-08-10) - Claire Delacroix

This story took some time for me to get into. The concept was good. The story was sweet. The characters were interesting, Luc more than Brianna, and the conflict was strong. You don’t see who the villain was until the very end. Brianna was a bit silly and spoiled acting in the beginning until Luc starts to see the real her. It was like once he saw her depths was when the reader was also able to see that how she behaved, in the beginning, wasn’t the real Brianna. I did have trouble sticking with this one though. There weren’t a lot of tense moments or emotional turmoil until the very end, when their love and the seal to the one Keep Luc wanted from the very beginning, was revealed. The best part of the story was the mystery of who was the murderer, where the real Rose was located, and who was next to die or be harmed. I did enjoy the mystery and watching the characters solve the crimes committed. I needed more from my female lead character and the passion was kind of lacking until after the marriage. This definitely has an old romance vibe about it. Less passion more fairy tale, which is enjoyable, but a bit tame.  I have read the Bride Quest II trilogy and enjoyed them, so I will definitely see what the other two books in this original Bride Quest series has to offer.

A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.

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text 2017-05-15 16:29
The Princess Bride - William Goldman

This is a literary treasure and one that I can not recommend more highly. Let me start by saying that prior to reading this book I had probably seen the movie version a dozen times or so and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! I only mention this so that you know where I'm coming from in case you are not a fan of the movie as I think if you like one you will like the other and, conversely, if you didn’t like the movie, the book may not appeal to you as much.

As for the book, I was AMAZED at what a superb adaptation of the novel the movie was. Along with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and No Country for Old Men, this may be the best adaptation of a classic novel that I have ever come across. This may lead you to ask whether it is even worth it to read the book given that much of what is in the book is on the screen. My answer to that would be a resounding YES!!

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review 2017-02-15 04:43
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
The Princess Bride - William Goldman

Even though I’ve seen the movie a dozen times, it wasn’t until last week that I picked up The Princess Bride, by William Goldman. I needed something purely escapist (because I live in America and am a frustrated liberal and I read the news) to read and I couldn’t think of anything better than this book. Fortunately, the magic of The Princess Bride still works even if you already know the story back to front...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.

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review 2016-10-30 05:48
Book Review: The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure - William Goldman,Michael Manomivibul

Book: The Princess Bride

 

Author: William Goldman

 

Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Adventure

 

Summary: A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts - The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic. As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she’ll meet Vizzini - the criminal philosopher who’ll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik - the gentle giant; Inigo - the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen - the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup’s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate. - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

 

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review 2016-09-27 00:30
What's the appeal?
The Princess Bride - William Goldman

Yep, I'm one of those who has never seen the movie, had not previously read the book. I decided on a whim to buy this and just read this classic and eventually get around to watching the movie that everyone loves so much. Not getting it at all.

 

Initially I was willing to go along with it and just escape. I thought, oops, should not have read all the introductions to the special edition that I apparently purchased accidentally. I figured that once I read it I'd understand Goldman's tone and the point of the multiple introductions (to reflect the different anniversaries).

 

Then I got into the book. But I just didn't get it. I didn't get the appeal of Buttercup (why did Westley fall in love with her again?). Why should we care that Westley is amazing and learned all those amazing things and came back to save Buttercup? Where is the humor in the various memes and best known lines from this movie? Is this a case where the movie is going to be better than the book? (INCONCEIVABLE!)

 

I guess it's me. I didn't go into the book thinking I was going to fall in love with it but I can't understand why people adore it either. Maybe I'll like the movie better.

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