Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day Four: Favorite Book

Day Four: Favorite Book


A few years ago, I would have answered this question with The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. It is a great saga of a story, with rich, interesting characters amid the backdrop of New Orleans, past and present. When Rice is on her game, she can transport you to a place you can almost see and feel. Amazing stuff.
However, I think another book as replaced that one as my favorite.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is mostly known to the world due to the equally awesome 1987 film based on the book. And while the movie is great fun, the book is its own brand of wonderful.
Goldman writes the book as an abridged version of a longer, boring text by S. Morgenstern. His version is supposed to be the "fun" version, filled with adventure, comedy, fantasy and true love. It is all of that and more.
If you only know the story of The Princess Bride from the movie, pick up a copy of the book. You won't be disappointed, and you'll see why it is my favorite book.
Click here for an excerpt of the book.


  1. Hi! Wings,
    Thanks, for heads-up and link when it comes to the book The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

    Wing said,"When Rice is on her game, she can transport you to a place you can almost see and feel. Amazing stuff."

    Personally, I'am interested in the (G)othic period...Therefore, I have been told by other readers, to seek out the work of authors Anne Rice and Shirley Jackson too...and your comment above have erased any hesitation on my behalf...when it comes to seeking Rice's work out to read.

    By the way, I hope that you and Megan, have a nice weekend.

    Take care!
    DeeDee ;-D

  2. very nice. have only seen the movie, so i will definitely pick this one up!

  3. i love the film and have been meaning to get the book. maybe i shall go and order it now.....


    hope you are having a good weekend

  4. Great choice, I always loved that book too and I had read it before the movie.

  5. You know, I havent read the book of Princess Bride yet despite my love of the film? I am going to have to buy it for my daughter and read it to her as she grows up!

  6. Yes, yes, yes!

    Not my favorite, but a damned good book. Stardust is a good read, too... somewhat different from the film (and with a better ending).