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Simon Morgenstern is both a pseudonym and a narrative device invented by Goldman to add another layer to his novel The Princess Bride

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The Book Frog, Saturday, May 16 at 4pm
Our selection for May is The Princess Bride, a modern classic in both its book and movie incarnations.

Writing last fall on Tor.com (a wonderful essay), Jo Walton said, " ...Goldman wanted to write something like a children’s book with the thrills of a children’s book, but for adults. Many writers have an imaginary reader, and I think Goldman’s imaginary reader for The Princess Bride was a cynic who normally reads John Updike, and a lot of what Goldman is doing in the way he wrote the book is trying to woo that reader."

I, for one, have always meant to read "The Princess Bride" but have never gotten around to it. I'm so excited! Join us and let's talk about it. (BeckyJG)
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William Goldman became famous in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film and producing nonfiction and memoirs. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976).
His other notable works include his thriller novel Marathon Man and comedy-fantasy novel The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film.
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Simon Morgenstern is both a pseudonym and a narrative device invented by Goldman to add another layer to his novel The Princess Bride

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