Publication Date: 1973
Here, in Goldman's abridged version of S. Morgenstern's classic story of wild adventure, pirates, and true love, we get a glimpse into one of the greatest adventures ever written.
Let me just start off by saying that I have absolutely no idea how to review this without going into any spoilers. Having been spoiled for a couple things in the book myself, I don't want that to happen to anyone reading this review. It's so much more fun to watch things unfold for yourself. So, in light of that, I will be brief and try my best to explain how I feel about this book without saying too much about it.
Firstly, there's a good reason this is a classic. It has a lot to offer. That being said, it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. If you're not someone who enjoys the overdramatic events that can happen in a book, maybe this isn't right for you. But if you love adventure and romance, then this is something you'll want to pick up. There is nothing else like this book out there, nothing even remotely close to it. At least, not that I've found.
There are many things about the book, the plot, and the characters that I would love to talk about, but for the sake of keeping this a spoiler free as possible, I'm going to keep it as it is right now. Read it.
You're gonna have to read the book for yourself. I can't say anything without spoiling the book in some way or another.
5 stars. I think it's one of those books everyone should pick up and try at some point, just to see what your opinion of it is and get a feel for why this is so popular.