Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Princess Bride


Judul : The Princess Bride
Penulis : William Goldman
Tebal : 450 halaman
Penerbit : Harcourt Inc.

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini - the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik - the gentle giant; Inigo - the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen - the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup's one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.


Review:
Iya, saya memang ketinggalan zaman. Saya baru membaca buku ini setelah sekian lama. Tapi saya tidak menyesal. Soalnya saya sekarang lagi senang dengan kalimat:

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Hahahahaha... #abaikan

Sumpah, ini buku fantasi tentang putri yang paling absurd, cacat, dan lucu. Narasinya konyol walaupun sebenarnya serius. Dialognya fancy dan menghibur. 

"There are no words to contain all my wisdom. I am so cunning, crafty and clever, so filled with deceit, guile and chicanery, such a knave, so shrewd, cagey as well as calculating, as diabolical as I am vulpine, as tricky as I am untrustworthy... well, I told you there were not words invented yet to explain how great my brain is, but let me put it this way: the world is several million years old and several billion people have at one time or another trod upon it, but I, Vizzini the Sicilian, am, speaking with pure candor and modesty, the slickest, sleekest, sliest and wiliest fellow who has yet come down the pike." (lebay astagaaaaa)


Pokoknya ini dongeng klasik yang sangat berbeda. Petualangan dan romance-nya sangat unik walaupun cerita ini ditulis beberapa puluh tahun yang lalu. Tokoh-tokohnya juga menyenangkan. Westley yang sinis, Buttercup yang agak gila sedikit, Inigo yang sentimental, dan Fezzik si raksasa yang baik hati. Saya suka sekali dengan mereka.

Saya cuma sedih karena di bagian akhir diceritakan bagaimana setiap tokohnya mati. Saya lebih suka endingnya berakhir di bagian mereka berhasil kabur dan hidup bahagia. Saya tahu mereka pasti mati juga akhirnya, tapi kan ini fiksi. Saya maunya mereka hidup selamanya.

4/5

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