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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Shannon's Review - As You Wish by Cary Elwes


Title: As You Wish
Series: N/A
Author: Cary Elwes
Genre: Memior, Non-Fiction
Publisher: Touchstone
Received: Purchased
Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 259


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Shannon’s Thoughts:

Cary Elwes’ first memoir is just a piece of his life.  A piece where a heartwarming story by William Goldman became a heartwarming film and made Elwes a household name as Princess Buttercup’s love interest Wesley.

I have fond memories of the first time I watched The Princess Bride.  Now if you have not seen or read the book, you have to understand that this movie bombed in theatres.  I bought the VHS for $1 and watched it with family.  I will never understand why this film did not do well in theatres but I am so happy it gets recognition as a cult classic now.  The movie is as close to the book as possible and had a perfect cast. Most teenage girls fell for Elwes character Wesley/Dread Pirate Roberts as hard as Princess Buttercup did.  Elwes fills the book with charming and humorous tales with other actors like Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and Robin Wright.

The stories that Elwes share are wonderful and like viewing the movie and book you want more. I didn’t want it to end and now have a urge to hear every actor, from the movies take of the movie.  Actually you do get a little bit from the other actors in As You Wish I still wanted more.

For lovers of the book and/or movie you will enjoy As You Wish just as much.  I thoroughly enjoy the stories about Andre the Giant and he is a personality that is missed.  


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