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The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure | William Goldman
Here William Goldmans beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers finally receives a beautiful illustrated treatment. A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beastsThe Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic. As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzinithe criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzikthe gentle giant; Inigothe Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugenthe evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercups one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.
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wanderinglynn
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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#manicmonday #letterP

📖 two of my faves: The Princess Bride & A Prayer for Owen Meany
🖋️ an author I discovered thanks to the National Book Festival: Leslie Penelope
📺 Pushing Daisies
🎤 Paramore
🎶 Pictures of You

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wanderinglynn
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#two4tuesday

1. So many! Including “inconceivable!”, “This must be Thursday. I could never get hang of a Thursdays.”, “Beware of Doors”, “people being fundamentally people”

2. “Well that didn‘t go as planned.” 😆

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

TheSpineView You're welcome! I feel you on #2! 2w
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erickahhh
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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So. Much. Nostalgia! I loved every minute of this book. It didn't really add to the movie or give any details we didn't already know. I enjoyed the humor and often found myself laughing out loud. It made me love the movie even more! Very lighthearted! This book was something I could sink into after a long day, escape into, and laugh along the way. It is definitely worth the read, especially if you loved the movie

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mjtwo
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Pickpick

27 Sep-5 Oct 22 (audiobook)
Always loved and a fun book to share with Beatrix on our commutes. I had forgotten how closely the film stuck to the text - most of the dialogue is lifted straight from Goldman. A gem of a story and film.

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Super_Jane
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Mehso-so

3.75/5 🌕🌕🌕🌖

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Therewillbebooks
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Good morning everybody!

wisherwishinguponastar I feel like someone is asking for a belly rub!!!🐶🐶🐶 2mo
sarah-bear Cutie!! 2mo
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AsYouWish
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35 years ago today, a movie you may or may not have heard of came out in theaters. In honor of this day, please let me know your favorite quote from this fabulously amazing movie or the book, I am not picky!!

Here are mine:
Movie: As You Wish (anyone surprised?!?!)
Book: Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches. (Westley has a way with the words, does he not?!?!)

Roary47 “You keep using that word. I don‘t think it means what you think it does.” “Mwawage, is what bwings us togwather “ 2mo
Sargar114 So hard to pick…but with the iconic “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.” But I also quoted “he‘s only mostly dead” just this week. Love this book/movie!!! 2mo
Sargar114 @Roary47 I also say your first quote all the time 😂 2mo
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Dragon Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. - one of my all time favourite fictional characters- ⚔️💚🐉 2mo
Susanita Never get involved in a land war in Asia. 2mo
BookHoarder32 “Have fun storming the castle!” 2mo
TheLudicReader An immensely quotable movie and so much fun to watch. 2mo
vonnie862 "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife!" 2mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards "Inconceivable!" "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." 2mo
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Susanita
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I have a cupboard full of coffee cups, but I want this one!

julesG 🤣🤣 2mo
DogMomIrene Same! 2mo
wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 2mo
Bette This is THE best. 🤣👍❤️ 2mo
TheKidUpstairs Oh my lord, it's almost perfect (I don't drink coffee, I want one that says tea!) 2mo
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StellarDoc
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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So romantic! 😂 #Reread #BookClub

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LiseWorks
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September 4 #IndelibleMoments Marriage 💑 This has the be the best movie ever. It is one of the movies I can watch over and over again. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Ladygodiva7 I read the book, I remember it was HILARIOUS!!! 3mo
Eggs Perfect 👰 3mo
lynneamch Agreed! I have a beautiful copy of the book, which I still haven't read, but have seen the movie umpteen times and goodbyes in our family often include "Have fun stromin' the castle!" Also enjoyed listening to 3mo
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CyaneFillion
Mehso-so

I liked the book, though I will say, I didn't expect the movie adaptation to be as faithful to the book as it was. That meant I enjoyed it, but also made me a little sad that there wasn't much more to the book than what happened in the movie. I plainly skipped the "foreword" and whole "abridged" extra sections at the end, because they felt boring and didn't add anything to my experience. I would still recommend the book, but only the main parts.

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Blueberry
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vonnie862 Love this one! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👸 3mo
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DebinHawaii
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#ArtfulAugust

My 25th Anniversary edition of The Princess Bride #IncludesAMap 🗺

Eggs Beautiful 👸🏼 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🗺💙 4mo
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TieDyeDude
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💋📚💙 5mo
Susanita 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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AmandaBlaze
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 6mo
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Acsasaki
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I first read this when I was too young to really appreciate its depth, but I still enjoyed it. I read it again as an adult and was blown away to realize all that I had missed. The movie is a cult favorite, but the book is a masterpiece: humor, satire, adventure, drama, action, and romance!

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GondorGirl
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I am SO FREAKING THRILLED with how our Princess Bride cover turned out! We gave our artist few free reign and once again she delivered!

We'll be at Motor City Comic Con in Detroit this weekend, so stop by if you're attending.

#MCCC #MCCC22 #Studio42Books

RaeLovesToRead Wow! ❤☺ 7mo
ravenlee 😍 7mo
Leftcoastzen Lovely! 7mo
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mdm139
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Pickpick

Finished reading this one with my oldest. Never read it before but love the movie. Son loved it too.

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lynneamch
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Known as the most haunted place in Alabama, Fort Morgan is not truly a #dungeon, but it did put me in mind of the Pit of Despair. Fortunately, Wesltey was rescued and Miracle Max had the cure. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfection 👍🏼🤗 9mo
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Moonprismpower
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My new favorite bookmark.
Have fun stormin‘ the castle!

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peanutnine
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Eggs 🧡❤️🧡 9mo
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aperfectmjk
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Pickpick

Finished this one up last night. I'd say it's long overdue, but better late than never. A fun listen with Rob Reiner reading it.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 111.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Leftcoastzen
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So not feeling like anything but this . 😀

Ruthiella As you wish! 😃 14mo
Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella 👏😂 14mo
Liz_M Beware of the ROUSes! 14mo
Leftcoastzen @Liz_M I will!😂 14mo
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Blueberry
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Hmm, I don't get my latest Goodreads recommendation. 😆🤔

WanderingBookaneer You don‘t? Whenever I watch The Princess Bride I get the inexplicable urge to watch old episodes of The Daily Show! 🤪😜🤣 1y
Blueberry @WanderingBookaneer 😆, I was to say something witty, ie. a comparison between Jon Stewart and William Goldman as storytellers but that's the best I can do. 1y
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damselsgotballs
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"Don't think, just read it. You'll thank me later", that was the first review I saw on goodreads about this book. Obviously, I didn't 'just' read it, in fact it's been on my tbr for months. But now that I've finally read it, all I can think of saying is this: Don't think, just read it.??
#bibliophile #lovereading #lovebooks #bookworm #booknerd

You're doing great.

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wanderinglynn
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#two4tuesday

1. Tagged. Really, this movie is just about as perfect as can be. An adaptation of a book where a storybook is the focus. ❤️

2. No, because Hollywood usually screws it up. I‘d rather just read the book.

TheSpineView I agree totally with you on #2. Thanks for playing! 💙📖💙📽💙📚 1y
ravenlee #2 - exactly! And then you‘re stuck with those faces/scenes in your head when you try to read the book and it‘s so hard to get past it. 1y
wanderinglynn @ravenlee yes, exactly! 1y
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Lauraandherbooks
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Bailedbailed

Ughhh I‘m not enjoying this, the more I read , the less I like it; I got most of the way through it and just decided life is too short; I think it‘s different than the movie, I don‘t like how the characters are portrayed, especially buttercup.. so off I go to another book.. so long to this one

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Blueberry
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Pictured in front of The Cliffs of Insanity. Read for my f2f bookclub. Always a fun read.

@NataliePatalie

CollapsingLibrary The best book to movie adaptation of all time! 1y
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Roary47
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Pickpick

4✨ I absolutely love the movie. When I found out it was a book before the movie I had to get it. Reading it was difficult because there is a lot of backstory. Not that the backstory is bad, but it does take away from the characters journey making them just that characters. These add ins increase the experience, but I found myself putting down the book more because of them.

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Roary47
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Ummm yeah… that would have been my first response too… 🤔😬😅

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QBub
Pickpick

You‘ve seen the movie, now read the book. Every bit as enjoyable as the film. Goldman draws you in so masterfully that you find yourself asking if he his writing the story himself or summarizing a much longer story written by S. Morgenstern. Either way, book is in turn funny, scary, romantic, heroic and dramatic.

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Lauraandherbooks
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Look what I stumbled across ~ first trip to my favorite bookstore today since COVID! This is one of the books I got!! 😃😃😃

erzascarletbookgasm The book‘s fun! Enjoy. 1y
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GypsyKat
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Had to share it! 🤣 #LitsyHumor

DGRachel Pre-COVID, this was me every day at the office. 🤣 1y
Tera66 @DGRachel Same! 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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For my fellow introverts….if you need help speaking. 😂

Moonprismpower I literally watched this Sunday night. And I have to reread Elwes‘s book As you wish! 😍😍😍 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Moonprismpower His book was great, I loved listening to him tell his stories on the audiobook. 1y
Crazeedi So very succinct and spot on! Great movie 1y
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CaffeineAndCandy 😂❤️❤️❤️ 1y
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣💙💙💙 1y
OriginalCyn620 😂😂😂 1y
Deblovestoread 💜💜💜 1y
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Kris10H
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Love this sticker from Redbubble. I really should re-read the book.❤

Moonprismpower Seriously everyone is posting Princess bride right now! I plan to reread Carey Elwes‘s book too, As You Wish the behind the scenes bio! 😍😀 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa look! (edited) 1y
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Moonprismpower
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The very cool magnet I was gifted from a friend! And the perfect card. Lol

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Andrea4
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Bailedbailed

Watch the movie.

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Yea, that's all I gotta say.

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roseread
Pickpick

Such a wonderful read that the movie almost got perfect but still a much better world than a movie could ever capture

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 112.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Rissreads
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My bookclub book choice. I have always wanted to read this book as I love the movie. This book has it all! I needed a bit of silliness in my life right now and this book didn‘t disappoint! This book was a delight! 🤩

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ELMyerholtz
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Pickpick

A tattered cover is the sign of a well-loved book. This one leaves them all behind. This has been my absolute favorite ever since my parents gave it to me for my 10th birthday. You got it all: adventure, romance, humor, fantasy, and truly at the core: heart.

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peanutnine
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Pickpick

I always meant to read this book since I love the classic movie so much. I'm glad I found the audio version because it is performed by Rob Reiner! He does a great job bringing the characters to life.
My favorite thing about the book was how the author explains his motives for abridging Morgenstern's original tale with "just the good parts" and his occasionally break of the fourth wall.
A quick listen but fun and heartwarming as expected ?

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Twainy
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📚 I love this book & the movie!

Well the book has everything you‘d ever want in a silly adventure!! The good guy (Westley), the girl (Buttercup), romance, some bad guys, sword fighting, hilarity & a happy ending!

I love the illustrated version. I‘ll always recommend it even if you start with the movie 😁

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Come-read-with-me Completely agree! 2y
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wanderinglynn
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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Look what Out of Print just released! TPB shirts!!!
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

LibrarianRyan I might need to buy that one. 2y
wanderinglynn @LibrarianRyan they‘re having a 20% off sale through the 14th. 2y
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AmyK1 Ooohhh. Going to go look now! 2y
rachelsbrittain Ooooo I might need this 😍 2y
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GypsyKat
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I had to share my new T-shirt with you all! ❤️❤️❤️

LibrarianRyan Love It 2y
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 2y
Soubhiville Oooo, exciting! 2y
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maich Beautiful❤ 2y
GypsyKat @LibrarianRyan @CaffeineAndCandy @Soubhiville @maich Thanks all! As a plus size woman I feel like I get extra excited when I find fandom stuff that fits. 😅💖 2y
wanderinglynn Love it! ❤️ 2y
Chrissyreadit @GypsyKat I feel the same way - not all plus sizes are actually plus sizes. 2y
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janerzy
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Rainy day. Re-reading this to heal a bad headache. I‘ve watched the movie for probably more than 4 times now - it always makes me happy.

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wanderinglynn
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😆😆😆

#litsyhumor

Blueberry 😁 2y
ajmayorquin 😆 2y
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Hooked_on_books Perfection!! 2y
Maryam9304 😁😁😁😁😁😁 2y
Crazeedi This is the name of my daughters kitty, lol. So perfect 2y
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏🤣😘 2y
MeganAnn 😂😂😂👏🏻❤️ 2y
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antivancrowe
The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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Goldman's writing was pretty good, it was fast-paced and flowed well. I was not a fan of Goldman as a character and was beginning to hate him by the end of the book. I didn't enjoy how he talked about his wife, or how he treated his son. I thought it was pretty gross. Also didn't enjoy how he treated women in his day today and I don't know if that's Goldman as a character or how he actually was as a person.