A Classic Movie was once a Classic Book

A Story about True Love, Revenge, Fantasy, and Adventure.

By John Irvin

          A high fantasy: The Princess Bride by William Goldman.  

          Something about ROUSs can do numbers for a young lad of five years. By the way, that stands for “rodents of unusual size” and I don’t believe they exist.

          When I was five years old though, anything could exist in my imaginative mind. The first time I watched this fantastical low-budget-yet-most-quoted-movie with my family, I was terrified of the ROUSs and the Shrieking Eels.

          But, I loved the rest of the movie. Being a hopeless romantic from a very young age, my favorite part was the forbidden part—that kiss that left all the others behind.

          My parents didn’t believe it was wise to let a young lad watch kissing scenes. I think that’s what made it all the more pleasurable to finally watch it when I was later older and on my own.

          “Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure, and this one left them all behind.”

          Yes, can you tell this is a favorite movie?

          Well, when I first saw the actual book, what do you suppose I wanted to do?

          Read it, of course.

          I procured myself a copy and settled down one fine evening for a great adventure. When Goldman started off telling about his own life, I grew confused. I thought this book was about the Dread Pirate Roberts and his love, Buttercup?

          Some writers have their own unique styles though. I grew to enjoy reading Goldman’s book and getting to know him and his reasons behind telling this story.

          The way it is presented is as if it happened somewhere on this planet near familiar old nations. Naturally, the actual country where Buttercup was raised does not exist, but you could almost believe it did once upon a time.

          I also discovered, there are a few adventurous scenes in the book that were left out of the movie. I cannot say what they are for fear of spoilers.

Watch the video below then grab your copy waiting for you through this link: THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

This is the description from the Amazon page:

“Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts – who never leaves survivors – her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairytale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.”

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