"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As You Wish

TITLE: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
AUTHOR: Cary Elwes, with Joe Layden

"The Princess Bride" is a wonderful, charming movie based on the book by William Goldman. I never read the book, but I've seen and been delighted by the movie. If you're a fan of the movie, you need to read this charming, delightful behind-the-scenes memoir written by Cary Elwes, who starred as Westley. Elwes, with help from co-author Layden, has a nice, breezy narrative style, and his anecdotes are supplemented with commentary from director Rob Reiner as well as other actors from the movie. Now I want to see the movie again.