Kinx's Book Nook: Throwback Thursday (3): Princess Bride

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Throwback Thursday (3): Princess Bride

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books!

It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

My Throwback Thursday:

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Published in 1973

From Goodreads:

What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a 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 ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What'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 Sex.

In short, it's about everything.

Why do I love this book?

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"

Enough said!!


  1. Oh my gosh. This is pretty much my favorite book ever. I haven't featured it for TT because I devoted a freakishly long post to it already, but I'm SO GLAD you decided to feature it. Even the synopsis makes me ridiculously happy.

    Awesome Throwback! Here's mine!

  2. That quote is classic!!!

    Here's my post:


  3. All y'all need to stop reviewing The Princess Bride. It's not that I'm not happy that you like it, but now I want to read it (again) and I have TBR pile that's going to crush me soon...


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