Stardust by: Neil Gaiman

Published: 1999

# of pages: 248

Quote: "'There, now,' she said, and she passed him his snowdrop. He took it with hands that suddenly seemed to him to be huge and clumsy and not at all small and in every way perfect like the hands of the faerie girl." -Slave Girl & Dunstan pg. 22

This is the first book I've read by Gaiman and it won't be the last. Stardust was also made into a movie last year which I watched before reading the novel. The movie is very similar to the book except for some minor changes. If you enjoyed the movie you will definitely enjoy the book, it has even more details and background info.

The novel is about Tristran Thorn, a 17 year old young man who lives in the village of Wall. He's in love with Victoria and in order to win her love he promises to find and bring her a star they see falling...into the land of Faerie. His adventure begins as he crosses the wall bordering his village and Faerie. He encounters many strange people, witnesses many strange things, has many odd experiences, and has many death defying adventures. And interestingly enough, he feels right at home.

This is a beautiful love story with enough adventure and unique aspects to make it very much worth reading. I was surprised to find out that the book isn't appropriate for young readers. It gets a little too romantic in one part. However, it isn't crude and the book isn't filled with similar scenes. The movie is appropriate for children and adults alike. Overall, I recommend this to all adults, especially those who enjoy fantasy and liked the movie.

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1 comment:

Nymeth said...

I love this book. I'm glad you enjoyed it too :)

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