The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner.
Post by Kyla from the Local Studies library.
Yes, the movie was popular but I’d managed to avoid any knowledge of it beyond guessing that a princess and a bride very likely featured. When the novel found it’s way into my shopping pile at a local book store, I was happy to take it home. After all, it did have a particularly nice cover. In short, it was a wonderful read. Quirky, surprising, multilayered and totally unexpected, it was impossible to put down. It had all the charm of an epic fairy tale with a dash of Hollywood running through it. Swashbuckling, thrilling, irreverent and brilliant. It’s one of the few novels where it’s very hard to tell the difference between reality and fantasy and, yes, a princess and a bride do feature.