I am currently reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. It’s been very slow progress because things are totally chaotic around here. I am really enjoying it when I can find a few minutes to read it though.
The Princess Bride is our favorite movie. We’ve watched it countless times. But until reading the book I never realized how much emphasis there is on the love story. I knew there was the great romance between Buttercup and Westley of course, but I always thought of this story as being an action story with lots of humor and a little romance on the side. The love story is most prevalent in the book though, at least so far, and I am greatly enjoying it.
I am highlighting passages and looking forward to finding where in the book my favorite movie quotes will be found.
My only complaint so far is that the build up to the actual story of Buttercup is far too long and ridiculous. I have an anniversary edition and between the two introductions and the lead up to the book I was over 80 pages in to my reading before Buttercup made an appearance. That’s not necessarily bad, but certainly not what I was expecting.
I’m on page 101 of 450 and look forward to reading more when I am able to do so.
What are you currently reading?