Dear readers, I’m here to tell you that I’m not the person to tell you about December’s Time to Read podcast book club selection. How is such a thing possible? I’ll do my best to explain. You see, last week my friend and colleague Aileen wrote an amazing blog post about The Princess Bride—which, of course, is December’s selection.
Now, this isn’t Aileen’s fault. How was she to know what Time to Read would be reading in December? It’s not like she was able to read this blogpost announcing The Princess Bride as December’s selection. I hadn’t even written it yet! And now that she’s done such a great job of praising S. Morgenstern’s classic tale of true love and high adventure, I’m in a bit of a pickle. What more is there to say?
I suppose I could tell you about Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman. William Goldman, as Aileen correctly points out in her most excellent blog post, being the person who penned the screenplay for the film adaptation of The Princess Bride. But for some reason, were you to read Billy’s first-hand account of his time in Hollywood, you would find nary a mention of his involvement with The Princess Bride. I guess he wanted to focus on his lesser known works: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All The Presidents Men. So really, I would only recommend it if you’re interested in such niche films.
If you do want a little bit of insight into what it was like to film The Princess Bride, I do recommend the 30th Anniversary Edition of the book, as Willy talks about the film in the introduction. Which, coincidently, you’ll want to read anyways so you can share your thoughts of the whole book on our Time to Read Facebook group, our website wpl-podcast.winnipeg.ca, or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Alan and the rest of the Time to Read team