There are many of us that have had some experience with a bully while we were in school and we don’t have fond memories associated with those experiences. So, why am I comparing literature (something I enjoy a lot) with a school bully (something that is not enjoyable)?
- You may be reading along only to find out your favorite character from that book just died. Even if their death was inevitable, it may still hurt.
- Sometimes a book doesn’t end the way you thought it was going to. I read a book like that once and now I refuse to read anymore books from that author ever again.
- Have you ever read a book that you couldn’t get through? That doesn’t happen to me very often but it happened to me last year. There was a book that I was reading that I had to put down before I finished. It just dragged on and on so much that I had to put it down and walk away. I couldn’t finish it to save my life.
Has there ever been a book out there that has made you cry? Which book was it? What was it about that book specifically that brought on the tears?
The only thing that I remember crying over was during the Harry Potter series, most notably the latter part of the series when things started getting darker. There were certain deaths that really hit you hard during that series. I understand that there was a “war” going on from about the end of the 4th book till the end of the series and that death is an unfortunate part of that. There were just some deaths that were so unexpected or sudden that you really felt it. I think that is one thing that can make an author a really good one…..when they’ve gotten you so attached to a character that you feel that loss when that particular characters passes away.
“The Princess Bride” (S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure) by William Goldman is another book I can add to my list of books I’ve read this year. I’ve watched the movie that is based on this book countless times but I had never read the book until now. Normally I read the book first and watch the movie afterwards, however, I didn’t realize this movie was based on a book when I watched it as a kid. I loved reading this book but now I’m conflicted about which I like more…..the movie or the book. This is usually not the case with me because normally I like the book over the movie (this usually occurs 99% of the time).
The book did live up to my expectations. I was pleased with reading it and enjoyed reading it throughout the book. There are a few minor differences between the book and the movie but it wasn’t enough to ruin either for me.
Synopsis: What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride.
But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of
good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears.
Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts
Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A
Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful
Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures.
Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, it’s about everything.