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#RBBThrowbackReads- Laugh Out Loud Funny

Welcome to another edition of #RBRThrowbackReads! Today’s prompt was to share a photo of a book that made you literally lol.

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#RBBThrowbackReads- Laugh Out Loud Funny

You’ve seen the movie, but have you read this book?

This book is fantastic because the set-up is entirely made up. Supposedly the The Princess Bride is an abridged version that was cut down because there’s 50 pages of clothes descriptions and weird political drama. But, it’s not.

It’s just genius storytelling. The book really adds a whole other dimension to the story we all know and love.

What’s your Throwback Read??

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Phil Curl

    Sure, I love The Princess Bride. My wife and I read it to each other on a road trip (the one who *wasn’t* driving did the reading, of course). We laughed for miles.

    But for a real “Throwback Read LOL”… when I started reading Pratchett, reviewers constantly compared him to P.G. Wodehouse (creator of Jeeves and Wooster). So I decided to read some of the Jeeves stories, which are in a time period I know little about–and he still made me laugh. His descriptions of people were spot-on:

    “She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say ‘when’. ”

    or:

    “Mike nodded. A sombre nod. The nod Napoleon might have given if
    somebody had met him in 1812 and said, “So, you’re back from Moscow,
    eh?”

    Brilliant.