Monday, May 2, 2011

Abducted by Monday Memories






I'm running a little late with my Monday Memory but I'm hoping to get it in just under the wire.

This Monday Annette posted about when she first read The Hobbit.

I read it a few years ago but don't really remember it. I'm excited to see the movie though so maybe I'll re-read it.

Since that doesn't make for a very good memory to share, I thought I would go with...






The Princess Bride by William Goldman


The book is written by Goldman but it is presented as if it were an abridgment of a work by S. Morgenstern. So through out the book Goldman tells the story of Buttercup and Wesley but every now and then he inturupts and says something like; "Now here is a part where Morgenstern goes on and on about Buttercups hair treatments and her overall dental hygiene. But I'm going to skip that because my son and I hated that part."

I didn't know that Morgenstern was a pseudonym for Goldman so I thought all those parts were real.

What made it worse is that at some points in the story Goldman would go on and on about how fat his son was and I remember thinking, "That poor kid!" I mean if it had been real, th
en his father had just abridged a classic that would be passed on through generations and everyone will know that he was chubby when he was little.

It wasn't until after I finished reading it that I found out the truth. I was talking to my friend Kate about how much I loved the book and she said something along the lines of "Yeah, I loved that book too, but I didn't know until after I read it that there was no Morgenstern." And I think I said something like, "Ha ha...um, yeah...of course there was no Morgenstern...it was so obvious...can't believe you fell for that Kate, geeze!"

I hope everyone had a great Monday!

I'm getting really excited because Kate is coming to see me in exactly...
WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 comments:

Annette said...

I really know nothing about this book except I've heard the title. I'll have to find this one -- it sounds intriguing. Thanks for participating!

Kate said...

I more than fell for it, I searched for several years the unabridged version... but I was still in my teens!

And it's less than a week now! We leave Friday morning and will arrive sometime on Saturday (squee!). I'm so excited!! And I can't wait to do posts on our literary ink!

*another reason you can't punk out!

 
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