The Princess Bride

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, and you've killed my father. Prepare to die."

:D And that phrase up there, as many probably already know, comes from the classic, the Princess Bride. One word I would use to describe this book: clever. It's dazzlingly clever. The dialogue is clever, the characters are clever, the setting is clever, and the author-oh my goodness. I was halfway through the book when I realized who the author really was... (I hope I wasn't the only person who did that. Everything was so convincing. :0)

The Princess Bride has officially become one of my cherished books of all time. If you haven't read this yet, drop what you're doing, go to the nearest library or bookstore, and read it (well, put it on hold if you have to first :P), because it has: (Oh, I just love this part of the description)- fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts of all nature and descriptions, pain, death, brave men, coward men, strongest men, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion, and miracles.

And now for my most favorite quotes in the book, (along with the one up there) *Minor Spoilers*:

"You have dizzying intellect." - The man in black

Inigo: "I donna suppose you could speed things up?"
The Man in Black: "If you're in such a hurry, you could lower a tree branch or find something useful to do."
Inigo: "I could do that. I have some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept, my help, since I am only waiting to kill you."
The Man in Black: "That does put a damper on our relationship."

"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."- Westley

" Well," Inigo began, "ten years is what? About thirty-six hundred days. And that's about- I figured this one out once, so I remember pretty well- about eighty-six thousand hours. Well, I always made it a point to get four hours of sleep per night. That's fourteen thousand hours right there, leaving me perhaps seventry-two thousand hours to account for."
" You slept. I'm with you. What else?"
" Well, I squeezed rocks."
" I'm sorry, my hearing sometimes fails me; it sounded like you said you squeezed rocks."
-Inigo to Yeste

(Of course, there are a ton more quotes I would love to write, but I have to stop somewhere don't I?)

I would also like to say that the movie has become one of my favorites too. It has perfect casting, and just like the book, it's suspenseful, funny, witty, delightful and basically, it's awesome. It's one of the few movies that, I believe, does justice to the book it has been adapted from (partly because the screenplay writer is William Goldman, himself). It's definitely not one to be missed. :D


  1. I really like this book. :) And I've only watched parts of the movie, but I really liked what I saw.

  2. Oh, you should definitely watch the movie then, Priya! :)