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Android's Dream Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Book Club
The Doylestown Bookshop, Thursday, September 4 at 6:30pm
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Androids Dream August 2014 Selection

Join us for a discussion of all things sci-fi, fantasy and horror at the Android's Dream Book Club. This book club meets on the first Thursday of every month, is free to join with no registration necessary. Hope to see you there.

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 4th @ 6:30pm

Discussing: The Princess Bride by William Golding Book Description:

William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless.

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”

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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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