The Princess Bride Read-A-Long Week 3
October 17, 2010 10 Comments
October is the month of the Princess Bride Read-A-Long! Chris from Chrisbookarama is hosting this event. I’ve neither read the book before nor seen the movie so it’s all new for me.
This week we read: Part 6.
What I thought:
This was a bit of a sad part of the book. Princess Buttercup is having nightmares after forsaking Westley, the love of her life. She’s having second thoughts and wants to send a message to Westley, who she assumes is at sea. But King (by now) Humperdinck is keeping Westley in the dungeons and tortures him every night, just for fun.
Our hero Inigo has deteriorated into a drunk while Fezzik is unsure where to find him and Vinzini. He is the hero of this part of the book, for finding Inigo and getting him back to a non-drunk state.
I liked this part but it wasn’t as much fun as the previous part where Westley fights with the three champions and wins. I found the interruptions by the writer a bit annoying, except the bit where he explains how he thought Humperdinck and Buttercup were really married and his father wouldn’t read the next bit.
I keep thinking I should watch the movie but fear it will be hopelessly old-fashioned.