In case you haven't seen the movie or heard of the story (WHAT) here's a brief synopsis: Buttercup falls in love with the farm boy, Wesley, just before he leaves. And when he dies, she vows to never love again. Which makes a marriage with Prince Humperdink perfect. Soon before the wedding, chaos erupts in the form of a kidnapping, and another kidnapping, and true love. Swords! Giants! Animal battling! GREAT THINGS!
Reading this book was both a nostalgic experience as well as a new and exciting one. These characters and these jokes are ones that were already a part of me, but reading them changed them into something completely different.
The movie did a spectacular job of keeping true to the book, but there were a few scenes that didn't make it in. Mostly backstory, and I love backstory a lot. There was also an epilogue-like chapter called Buttercup's Baby that was sogoodyouguys. Ohmygod.
Also, you know that whole story about how this is abridged and Goldman's father read this to him or whatever? All a lie. All a plot device. As is Goldman's occasional commentary. I just thought you guys should know that it is actually a part of the book, because I started to get pretty confused and was ready to skip over that stuff.
Anyway. Yes. I fell in love with this book in the way I've always been in love with the movie. And if you've experienced only one, or neither, please change that.
Characters: Uh huh.
Plot: Fast paced and fantastic.
Ending: Not enough closure.
Content: Minor swearing, violence, and mentions of sex.