Self-reflection. Hobart, February 2021.
A rare case of the film doing justice to the book, The Princess Bride is a delightful romp through a strange and magical universe full of damsels in distress, evil princes, dimwitted giants, vicious pirates and a host of other colourful characters.
Immensely funny, the irreverent and lighthearted approach strikes just the right touch to keep moving things along at a breakneck pace towards a satisfying conclusion. Goldman has a great deal of fun breaking the fourth wall in subverting the genre to great effect.
There's not much more to say than, "You should read this book. Now!"⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐