so i just bought The Princess Bride book and when i got home i read the front cover carefully [cause who looks at the cover that closely when all you see is THE PRINCESS BRIDE] and saw ‘the good parts’ version, abridged’, thought i’d been jibbed into buying those CHILDREN EDITION books and panicked for a full five minutes thinking oh no i don’t want to return it partly because i’m lazy and partly because i didn’t want them i think i’d read it and returned it like a dodgy consumer because who does that and then i decided to do what i should have done five minutes ago and googled THE PRINCESS BRIDE ABRIDGED ???????????? and well, it’s a joke.
well played Mr. Goldman. well played.
the worst is when you’re reading a really good book that follows multiple characters’ stories and you love it 90% of the time until it periodically switches back to that one character’s story that you just could not care less about and it’s like an entire chapter of internal groaning while waiting for the plot to switch back to a character you actually care about