[Book Review] As You Wish

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride / Cary Elwes (Powell's Books)

If you love the film of The Princess Bride you should sit down and read this is endearing memoir.  Not only does it tell the story of the making of The Princess Bride from the point of view of the leading man, but it includes delightful stories and asides from the cast and crew.  The book takes an already touching and well loved movie and makes it even more human.

I'm not going to lie, I teared up while reading this book.  The writing may not be the most polished, but it's telling the story of the love that was put into the movie and the affection that the cast and crew shared for the material and each other.  Many of those involved loved the book and the chance to take part in the film was a dream come true.  The Princess Bride combined outstanding established talent and little known names into a film that generations have come to love.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of NetGalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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