Ah, it's moments like this that I wonder what's wrong with me. Many of my friends have read and enjoyed this book, but I couldn't even drag myself to the end. What's worse is the movie is incredibly faithful to the book, and I like the movie very much!
I think that the problem I had was that it just took forever to get to the story of Westley and Buttercup, and then once we did the author kept interrupting the story. That was very distracting to me. I think I'll just stick to the movie.