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Linz Loves Romance

I've loved romance novels since...like forever. I read across most subgenres of romance. I also write fantasy/paranormal and new adult romance.

As You Wish Review

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride - Joe Layden, Cary Elwes, Rob Reiner



Longer fangirl version: The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. I actually saw it in the theater and then bought the book (William Goldman's) right after. I think I stayed up all night reading it. As You Wish is a book on the making of the movie, with the audiobook version read by Cary Elwes, who plays Westley in the movie. Elwes co-wrote the book just after the movie had its 25th anniversary.


I couldn't have asked for more. I was already a fan of the movie, the book it was based on, and I probably still have a crush on Elwes. I loved his voice and thought he did a great job--funny and poignant. Certain sections are told by various actors in the movie (just go see the list--so many!) as well as Rob Reiner (the director), and others, including an epilogue by the producer Normal Lear. 


I'd read a couple other reviews of the book and heard that the behind the scenes stories were pretty glowing and all positive. I would agree. That worked for me though. I started listening to it after a(nother) week of awful news in the world. So, to hear such stories about something I have such fond memories of, was perfect. I listened to it on walks and in the car and I think I had a perma-smile on my face. Several times I even laughed out loud.


I adored it. If you are at all a fan of the movie, I highly recommend this book.