What do other people think of William Goldman's The Princess Bride? I have not seen the movie, but thought I'd read the book. And I'm really struggling. What am I missing? So many people have written that it's their favourite book of all time. For a while it was kind of interesting, but it's starting to bore me spitless. I truly don't care what happens to any of the characters. It's well-written, I suppose, but just ...not engaging me at all. The tone is very strange.