Stardust ~ Neil Gaiman

Stardust ~ Neil GaimanSpellbinding!

Pretty much sums up this fairytale for adults by Neil Gaiman.

Dunstan Thorn could not have predicted the events set in motion when he crosses the wall to visit the Faerie Market to purchase a gift for his intended, Daisy, certainly not that he would fall in love with a gypsy slave girl, and that the result of that union, his son, Tristan, would set out years later, to collect a fallen star for his own beloved, the cold hearted Victoria Forester.

Tristan, soon discovers that there is more to the star than he first thought. It is in fact a decidedly cranky young woman called Yvaine, is not best pleased to meet Tristan or learn of his plans. During his journey there and back he meets friends and foes alike.

As Tristan and Yvaine make through their way back to the Wall, and the life Tristan believes he wants, they must negotiate the dangers placed in their way.

This, is Gaiman weaving his magic once more, delivering a simple, humorous and yet nuanced tale, that is well worth investing your time in.

[rating:92/100]

Buy: Stardust

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  3. The Hidden Side of A Leaf
  4. A Striped Armchair
  5. Booksworms and tea lovers
  6. Katrina’s Reads

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Bart, is a fully signed up member of Book Addicts Anonymous ;) Despite, constantly fighting a losing battle against his T.B.R pile, he is never happier than when he manages to sneak a new book in to the house!

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9 Responses

  1. Word Lily says:

    Hey, I read that book during the read-a-thon, too! :) Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Bart says:

    It’s actually the second time I’ve read it actually, read it when it was first published as well.

  3. Mrs S | Blue Archipelago says:

    I really enjoyed this one too – such a clever way that he linked everything together – I must check out his graphic novels too

  4. katrina says:

    Thanks for adding my review, looks like you have a cool blogpage

    katrinas last blog post..My Thoughts: Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman

  5. rachel crisman says:

    I would like to read this book

  6. Yan says:

    I’ve got to read one of Neil Gaiman’s books! Everyone’s talking about him.

  7. Yan says:

    I just realized I watched the movie based off this book. It was amazing! Maybe I should check out this book as well? =)

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