The Book Isn’t Always Better – Part 2: The Princess Bride

I haven’t written an article in this series since the fall of 2008.  But I’ve decided that it’s time to write the next entry in the series.  This time, about The Princess Bride.

This is one of my all-time favorite movies.  It is one of the few favorite films that I list off of the top of my head when asked.  Most people assume that it is based on a book, and that the book is what the grandfather reads in the film.  A little bit of research and you’ll find that those people are only half right.  It is based on a book of the same name, but the author, S. Morgenstern, doesn’t really exist.  William Goldman wrote the book, which was published in 1973.

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