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What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to bewella lot less than the man of her dreams?As a boy William Goldman claims he loved to hear his father read the S Morgenstern classic The Princess Bride But as a grown up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation and only the good parts reached his earsNow Goldman does Dad one better He's reconstructed the Good Parts Version to delight wise kids and wide eyed grownups everywhereWhat's it about? Fencing Fighting True Love Strong Hate Harsh Revenge A Few Giants Lots of Bad Men Lots of Good Men Five or Six Beautiful Women Beasties Monstrous and Gentle Some Swell Escapes and Captures Death Lies Truth Miracles and a Little SexIn short it's about everything


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    If you haven't read this book then all I can tell you is to go out get it and read it Now Don't bother with the rest of this review you'll thank me later It hasFencingFightingTorturePoisonTrue LoveHateRevengeGiantsHuntersGood menBad menBeautifulest ladiesSnakesSpidersBeasts of all natures and descriptionsPainDeathBrave menCoward menStrongest menChasesEscapesLiesTruthsPassion Miracles For a startIt's one of the greatest loveactionrevenge stories ever abridged by a modern author Well it seems that Mr Goldman felt that the original story as written by the immortal S Morganstern was a little too dry for public consumption as well as damaging to treasured childhood memories so he went through it and put together this good parts version and the world is a better place for it 1Of course the big gag is that there never was an original version of the book There never was an S Morganstern the greatest of the Florinese writers Goldman's father may have read books to him as a child but he never read this book to him The entire thing is a fiction beginning to end but Goldman sells it really well He tells the tale of how he blossomed as a boy going from being a sports obsessed disappointment to a ravenous bookworm all thanks to this book He talks about trying to give the same gift to his son who manages to make it through one chapter before giving up in exhaustion He talks about the great shock of discovering that his father had done something utterly brilliant he had skipped the dull bits and left the exciting parts intactKnowing that all of this is false certainly doesn't detract from the story It's a story about a story and the effect that a story can have on a young mind Or any mind for that matter It's about how stories can teach us lessons that only later we understand such as how life is not fair and how stories can change us in ways that we never expected It's about our relationship with fiction and with the world around us In his fictional childhood Goldman learned about the world from the process of watching the story unfold than he did from the story itself And so this book is a story about stories The actual story is just bonusWhich brings me of course to the film Let me say that this is one of the very very few instances where I will put the movie up on par with the book 999999 repeating percent of the time the book is better than the movie This is one instance where they are equal in nearly every measure I'm sure a lot of this has to do with the fact that Goldman wrote the screenplay for the film so not only is the story intact but a great deal of the dialogue is almost verbatim from the book It was gold in print and gold on the screen The hardest part about reading the book is trying not to hear Andre the Giant Christopher Guest Robin Wright and all the other fine actors and actresses in your head as you readSo whether you read the book or see the movie you're in for a treat And as you read just remember the books that molded you into who you are today Think about the stories that taught you life's lessons before life got around to doing it Think about them and appreciate them and remember that every book is a lesson one way or another1 This is a fun type of meta fiction writers writing autobiographically about writing about books that never existed I find it interesting that The Princess Bride can sit comfortably shoulder to shoulder with House of Leaves