Welcome! This month, we’re reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
The Online Book Club, in case you’ve never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book. You can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving a comment in the comments section. Make sure you check back each week and see what new topics we’re talking about!
I’m sure many of you have watched the movie version of The Princess Bride, but I hope you’ll take time this month to read the book. It is completely hilarious. The story revolves around an incredibly beautiful girl named Buttercup. Buttercup falls in love with a boy, but he is taken from her. After that, a prince forces her to get engaged, but before they can marry, a mercenary and his henchmen kidnaps her. She ends up getting rescued by a pirate, and that’s when the real fun begins.
William Goldman has a humorous writing style, but it might take a little getting used to. Once you get into the story, I think you’ll really enjoy his funny asides and extra narration.
If you haven’t watched it already, the movie is hilarious, so I really urge you to check it out this month! I am including a trailer, so make sure you check that out.
Since this month is pretty busy for most people, we’ll just have three blog entries. You’ll have to read more each week, but I hope you’ll be able to fly through the chapters. Before you come back on December 11, make sure to read the forward and the first four chapters. I hope to hear from you then!