The Princess Bride Book Review

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Everyone loves something new. People want something different and unique. They want anything imaginative and fun. It gives them food for the thought. And The Princess Bride is full of new and creative content; there are Cliffs of Insanity, the Zoo of Death, R.O.U.S.’s, Fire Swamps, Snow Sand, tortures that make you sort of dead, someone who kind of brings people back to life, and just about anything that makes a good, make-believe story. As anyone could see, this is fiction, or, more specifically, fantasy, because, among other reasons, it is set in a fictitious world. All in all, The Princess Bride is a fictional story. Its many characters, Westley, the hero, Buttercup, the Princess Bride, Fezzik, the giant, Inigo Montoya, the Spanish swordsman who is second to none, and Prince Humperdinck, the wicked, somewhat spoiled prince of Florin, to name a few, are very believable, yet still not real. In fact, the emotions and feelings that they feel are…show more content…
It is set in two lands, Florin and Guilder, rivals split by a huge waterway. The two share very extraordinary features: two of these are the Cliffs of Insanity and the Zoo of Death. The Cliffs of Insanity are extremely steep, with an angle of over ninety degrees in some places! They are called the Cliffs of Insanity because one would be insane to climb them. The Zoo of Death is manmade; a fruit of Prince Humperdinck and his “twin in misery,” as the book states, Count Rugen’s works. To sum up, this is a fictional, or, more specifically, fantasy novel, because, among other reasons, it is set in a world that doesn’t exist. The Princess Bride is for sure one of my favorite books of all time. I applaud S. Morgenstern, the original author, and William Goldman, who wrote the “good parts” abridgment that most people read today, for their efforts to create this
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