The Princess Bride is a book! No, they didn’t make it into a book because the movie was popular. It became a movie because the book was so great!
Published in 1973, The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The ‘good parts’ version, Abridged by William Goldman, is actually just a narrative within a narrative entirely written by William Goldman. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1987 movie.
This book had me laughing out loud and frequently pausing to read hilarious excerpts to my husband. I also kept taking pictures of lines to share on Twitter and Snapchat.
My Goodreads review is pretty basic: “Hilarious and fun. I can’t believe how many times I heard people say the movie was better. The book is better. The characters have more depth. A lot of little things from the movie make sense now. It had me laughing out loud constantly. Excellent read. I highly recommend.”
Not much more to say. The Princess Bride is a five star read in my book and is easily one of my new favorites. Check it out, you might just like it better than the movie.