If you have two brain cells to rub together, and any inkling of a funny bone, this alleged abridgement of S. Morgenstern’s ‘classic tale of true love and high adventure’ is a must-read. If you liked the movie (and who didn’t?), you’ll want to bake the book in a pie and serve it to your friends.
If you take the book at face value, it is a dusty old tale of political irony written by S. Morgenstern and edited down to ‘the good parts’ by William Goldman. I suspect the ‘abridgement’ of being part of the frolicking fun, however, and ‘Morgenstern’ of being a clever literary tool, but in all honesty, who cares? Fighting, fencing, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles, and Westley. Oh, my dear, dear Westley. And Inigo Montoya, with his quest for vengeance, and lovable, rhyming Fezzik, and the Sicilian…you know the guy…keeps saying ‘inconceivable’…what was his name? Oh, hell. Just go beg, borrow, or steal it, you won’t be disappointed.