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William Goldman
William Goldman (b. 1931) is an Academy Award-winning author of screenplays, plays, memoirs, and novels. His first novel, The Temple of Gold (1957), was followed by the script for the Broadway army comedy Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961). He went on to write the screenplays for many... show more

William Goldman (b. 1931) is an Academy Award-winning author of screenplays, plays, memoirs, and novels. His first novel, The Temple of Gold (1957), was followed by the script for the Broadway army comedy Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961). He went on to write the screenplays for many acclaimed films, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President's Men (1976), for which he won two Academy Awards. He adapted his own novels for the hit movies Marathon Man (1976) and The Princess Bride (1987).
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Birth date: August 12, 1931
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Leigha's Little Library
Leigha's Little Library rated it 2 months ago
I did not think I would have to start this review with a trigger warning, of all books, but here we are. Trigger Warning: Suicide (There is a line in this that really rubbed me the wrong way.) Fat shaming a child.--- About the suicide, the line is "She had never seriously contemplated suicide befo...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 8 months ago
Corky continued to breathe heavily. “You can talk now, say whatever you want, as long as I want you to, when I’m bored, we’ll play some more.” “Lis—” “—I’m bored, let’s play, get the knives.” “Knives?” “The Duker’s, go get ’em.” Corky went to the kitchenette, brought out the knives. “What do ...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 2 years ago
The Princess Bride is yet another one of those classic books that “everybody” has read but that I have just now read for the first time. I don’t think I’ve seen the movie either, although it’s possible I saw it when I was very young and just don’t remember it. A few of the lines in the book were f...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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 b...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it 2 years ago
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 Gu...
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