Sunday Feb 06, 2022

The Princess Bride

In this episode, we discuss The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

After her true love  allegedly dies, Buttercup agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck. Former farm boy turned pirate Westley attempts to save her from that fate so they can reunite. Meanwhile, Inigo and Fezzik bromance across the Florian countryside, yay!

Back in the unreal, unfair world, fictionalized William Goldman, the author, undergoes trials and insanities of his own where he inserts himself (without consent) into the abridged version of the fictional S. Morgenstern’s high adventure fantasy romance.

Will Buttercup and Westley fall in love again before the meta nature of the storytelling makes us want to subject ourselves to the pain?

Content warning: Mentions of suicide, the hero slaps the heroine, and the hero is tortured and then dies for a while. 


Don't forget, for our next episode, we will be trying a new format called “watch with ME” where we have pre-recorded our commentary for you to listen along while you watch The Princess Bride movie with us. 

To fully enjoy this episode, you will need to watch The Princess Bride movie along with us, using your platform of choice. If you do a Google search for "stream princess bride" you will find a list of the services that currently host the movie. 

If this format is not your cup of tea, please join us for our next book episode, releasing on March 6th!

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