Book recommendations for the lonely, sad and bored – The Princess Bride

The days are getting shorter and one can think of far greater things than going out into the cruel outside world where cold winds and social interactions seem to attack one out of every corner. Life confined to the small spaces of one’s bedroom can get quite boring sometimes and maybe you’re tired of binge-watching Netflix until your eyes bleed. Well let me introduce you to this cool non-electronic thing which is called a book and can possibly entertain you for hours. So, listen up geeks, bored people or those of you who just clicked on this article because they felt like it. I will give you some book recommendations which will probably rock your world.

“The Princess Bride” by William Goldman

In case you don’t like new-age fantasy stuff, try one of the classics. I’m talking about “The Princess Bride “by William Goldman.

Memorable quotes:

“You seem a decent fellow,” Inigo said. “I hate to kill you.”                     

“You seem a decent fellow,” answered the man in black. “I hate to die.”

“Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”

 “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”

― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Why you definitely should read the book!!

Buttercup is devastated when her true love Westley dies so she agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck who is just as sleazy and horrible as his name implies. She is then kidnapped by a criminal mastermind called Vizzini and his crew, the giant Fezzik who is of a surprisingly gentle nature and Inigo the Spaniard whose only goal in life is to revenge his father’s death by finding the killer. Ruining their plans and changing up the plot is no other than Westley himself. He is not only alive but he is not who everybody thought he was. This story is about everything that you could possibly want in a book. Adventures, fencing, revenge, giants, love, evil masterminds, miracles, lies, death, some heart-wrenching scenes and some of the greatest dialogues I have ever read. Also, it is freaking hilarious and chances are – because it was written in 1973  – that your grandparents loved it, probably your parents did too  – so you might love it as well.

I don’t say this often but in case you don’t want to read it, because you’re illiterate or just lazy  – watch the damn movie by Rob Reiner which was adapted in 1987 because it actually portrays the book in a decent way

Titelbild: Harcourt Verlag

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