January 14, 2004

The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

I haven't quite decided what to make of this book. For a story so deceptively simple, the more I think about it, the more complex it becomes.

On the one hand you can read it as a very simple children's fairy tale with giants and good guys and pirates and bad guys and, of course, The Girl Who Need Rescuing. But Goldman then goes and sticks all those personal comments in about himself and the original manuscript and his first experience of the story and things just get more and more murky. And interesting.

I have to read it again when I have time to think about it more as I'm reading and not just to get the plot down. In the meantime, if anyone cares to enlighten me on what to look for, I would be appreciative.

Posted by Deb English at January 14, 2004 07:07 PM