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capricious nerd / nerd teacher [books] reviewed The Princess Bride

You could delete the whole "prologue" and be fine.

3 star

First things first: In a lot of ways, the movie sets it up to be better and more interesting narrative. Instead of being told by the author (as you are in the book) what's he's doing, you have a grandfather telling the young boy the story. The connection between the person 'reading' the story to someone else (grandfather to sick …

The Princess Bride (Paperback, 1999, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC)

1.3 stars

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride is a timeless tale that pits country against country, good against evil, love against hate. This incredible journey and artfully rendered love story is peppered with strange beasties monstrous and gentle, memorable surprises both terrible and sublime, and such unforgettable characters as...

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