So, I’m starting out the year with a book that isn’t exactly new, but it’s new to me. Somehow, I never knew about this book, despite the fact that I love The Princess Bride (and, admittedly, had a crush on Cary Elwes for years). It showed up on one of the websites I follow for ebook deals a short time ago, so naturally, I had to scoop it up.
I am absolutely so pleased that I did. The book is utterly charming. It was such fun to have an insider’s view on the film-making process, particularly as the movie is an all time favorite. Cary Elwes enjoyment was clear and overall left me brimming with warm-fuzziness. The book also includes asides from director Rob Reiner and many others, including much of the cast.
While it’s possible there is a certain amount of sugar coating going on (there was nothing scandalous or really even all that unpleasant), the narratives do come off as genuine. Ultimately, being a romantic, I choose to go with it. Particularly notable are the reflections of the cast and crew about the late André the Giant.
Finishing the book, of course, merited a rewatch of the movie, which was all the more enjoyable because A) I had the best company ever and B) I could pick out many of the fun little details that I had read about.
If you are a fan of The Princess Bride this book is well worth your time. Plus, right now, it’s still only $1.99 for the Kindle. And if you need a cocktail to go with your reading, as you wish, you can find my recommendation here.