Misogynistic? Not at all! It is, after all, a spoof on faerie tales, so how can its heroine not have a head full of fluff? Anyway, I found it to be one of the most adorable, wittiest books I've ever read. This is a treat, esp. for anyone who's seen and loved the movie, which is a lot sweeter and more romantic than the satirical book. However...despite the fact that I'm a romantic at heart and was somewhat dismayed that the book doesn't have a ride into the sunset ending, I found it delicious. Vive Miracle Max! Fezzik with his rhymes and Inigo with his swordplay--they're so cool, so unique. A really exciting read, even if you've seen the movie! PS. To those of you who wondered what happened to the parts Goldman discarded when he "abridged" the book, in their reviews...sorry to disappoint you guys, but that's part of the satire, too. There never was a S. Morgenstern. "The Princess Bride" is purely and totally William Goldman's.