The Princess Bride readalong, part 4

princess bride graphicOctober is over and I have failed miserably as far as the readalong is concerned. I have to say, I was a bit disappointed with the Princess Bride this time. It was a re-read for me and maybe I was not in the right mood for it. Maybe you have to be younger in order to enjoy it. Maybe you have to be sillier. I have no idea what it was, but I stopped reading after part three of the readalong and had only speed read that third part.


One thing that must have happened was that the memory of the film has somehow fogged up the memory of the book and it appeared better than it actually was. Second, Buttercup so got on my nerves, it was not funny anymore. What a stupid twit! And the romance angle was not quite as believable as I remembered it.

So, no, I don’t think I will re-read the book any time soon. I don’t believe my view of Buttercup will improve in the next years. Rather the opposite I am afraid. Instead I will be content watching the film, enjoying Wallace Shawn and the cute looks of Cary Elwes.

You can find more posts and opinions on The Princess Bride at Chrisbookarama who hosted this readalong.

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  1. I both liked and disliked this one. I didnt like the metafiction aspect of the story, but I did like the characters and storyline. Cary Elwes made the perfect Farmboy 🙂
    bookworm’s last post ..Pet Sematary


  2. I haven’t read the book, but like you said, I liked the movie.
    It is a classic. I really loved everything about it, even though it was just a fairytale! 😛


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