Month: MAY | Date: 5/21/17 Genre: COMEDY Book: THE PRINCESS BRIDE by WILLIAM GOLDMAN
Attendance: Court (HOSTESS) 100%, Stephanie- 100%, Linda 100%, Christina H – 1/3, Anna – 100%, Misbah – 100%, Christine F – 100%, Michele- 100 %
Not In Attendance: Jonetta – 100%
The Princess Bride was our choice to dispel the gloom of the previous two books and it succeeded quite well for most of us. The book is described as a “modern fantasy classic that is a simple, exceptional story about quests – for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love – that’s thrilling and timeless.” (Amazon’s description).
Part of our discussion included the author’s “abridged” method of the retelling of “Morgenstern’s” original “Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure” where Goldman told “the good parts”. There was a VERY long forward that only a few read…and the entire book was laced with italic comments from the author. Very entertaining!
Anna shared that it was her favorite movie, but thought the book was just ok. She didn’t anticipate so it lacked the excitement she enjoyed from the movie.
Christina H has never seen the movie and did not like it. At all.
Everyone else really liked it. (I loved it…so many laugh out loud moments throughout).
We had a lively discussion with reviews favorite parts and how most of us read it with accents and lol greatness. Christina H is going to watch the movie since we all have and it seemed to provide a foundation (I think she’s intrigued by our sharing, laughter and fun discussion…
The discussion then rabbit trailed to movies…Michele shared Brad Pitt’s bathing habits (doesn’t bathe and smells like a homeless person)…she dreamed about him and she was always bathing him. We were all hysterical!
Great meeting with lots of laughter. The book certainly did its job in providing humor and lightness to offset the last two dark/sad books. 😃
For July…Translated book suggestions: “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend”, and “The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared “.
Amanda hasn’t attended or responded (after numerous attempts to contact) since December so she was sadly dropped. 😔 We currently have 9 voting members.
June Book & Host
Next meeting June 25th at Linda’s. Reading “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch “, by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaimen.
Happy Reading everyone !!! 😃
Posted on behalf of Stephanie.