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Beverly B, June 6, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Stardust is a beautifully written fairy tale with all of the classic fairy tale elements - witches, fairies, unicorns, magic, a thrilling adventure and star-crossed lovers. Neil Gaiman doesn't just write novels, he creates worlds filled with lovable characters.
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efox15, February 15, 2012 (view all comments by efox15)
The storyline of this book is intricate and beautiful. I have been recommending it ever since I finished it. The characters are all so likable and interesting. This author was amazing at capturing the quaintness of the little town of Wall and the beauty of the other side of Wall. I loved the people in the strange marketplace, and all the adventures Tristan had while traveling around in the magical world. The ending is perfect and a great way to wrap everything up. Neil Gaiman is such a great storyteller. He is so descriptive and has you fall in love with every character. This is a great light read! Once you start it, you won't be able to put it down!
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drake_smarch, March 23, 2010 (view all comments by drake_smarch)
Great book! Hard to read the old english but still just as good. Recommend for adults of all ages. Great mysical adventure!!! love the book a lot!!!!!!!!!!!
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Katherine Stuart, September 20, 2009 (view all comments by Katherine Stuart)
I came to reading the book having already seen the fantastic movie and the book and movie start out pretty much identically so I was rather astounded by how much the stories diverge in the middle and not just in detail but in significant plot points and themes. I found myself truly delighted by these differences. That a story can have two such spellbinding versions written by the same author is so cool.

The book is not quite as spectacular as the movie and Yvaine's fate is sadder, but it is certainly no less sweet or endearing.
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velveetahead, February 16, 2008 (view all comments by velveetahead)
In old English times, young Tristan has fallen in love with the most beautiful girl in the village of Wall. She does promised him a kiss if he retrieved a fallen star, so he goes off searching for it.

A quick read, written like the old fairy tales with flowery language. It reads as if it was written in the time that it takes place. It has the fantasy twist where beyond the Wall is a whole different world that most people in the village are not allowed to travel, but Tristan is able. He goes off having adventures, searching and finding the star, trying to get her back to Wall when she doesn't want to go with him and is angry that she fell in the first place.

I enjoyed the star's spunk and unwillingness to cooperate with the young man trying to kidnap her, even though he didn't see it that way. He viewed her as an object and finally sees her as more than that, even though she isn't human, she still has feelings. Tristan was still likeable, even when he was so bull-headed and clueless that the girl he loved back home could care less about him. He grows up on his adventures, even though the entire book zips along really quickly.

I would have liked if some parts were expanded upon more. I felt like parts of it were getting interesting and then it moved onto the next part. It wasn't a sudden jerk to a new topic, but the event would be wrapped up quickly or summarizes instead of told. Beyond that, it was a nice, sweet book.
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Product Details

Gaiman, Neil
William Morrow Paperbacks
by Neil Gaiman
Action & Adventure
Young men
Fantasy - Historical
General Fiction
Love stories
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
September 2006
Grade Level:
8.05x5.36x.71 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061142024 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "To my surprise, Stardust has held up beautifully; if anything, it has eclipsed my memories and gotten better with age....Gaiman turns a story of misbegotten love into an epic adventure that never ceases to entertain — and is all the stronger for its brevity." (read the entire review)
"Review" by , "[Gaiman] charms again...deftly written....There are dozens of fantasy writers around reshaping traditional stories, but none with anything like Gaiman's distinctive wit, warmth, and narrative energy. Wonderful stuff, for kids of all ages."
"Review" by , "Grounding his narrative in mythic tradition, Gaiman employs exquisitely rich language, natural wisdom, good humor and a dash of darkness to conjure up a fairy tale in the grand tradition."
"Review" by , "Gaiman gently borrows from many fine fantasists...but produces something sparkling, fresh, and charming, if not exactly new under the sun. Superb."
"Review" by , "His finest work yet...prose as smooth as twelve-year-old scotch."
"Review" by , "Strange...marvelous...magical."
"Review" by , "A beautiful, memorable work."
"Review" by , "Eminently readable — a charming piece of work."
"Review" by , "Stardust is a beautifully written fairy tale for adults (and precocious children) which will refresh even the most deflated sense of wonder. It's a shimmering, shining, iridescent treasure for readers to cherish."
"Review" by , "[A]n original and well-written fairy tale....This is a refreshingly creative story with appealing characters that manages to put a new twist on traditional fairy-tale themes."
"Review" by , "[F]resh and original. Though the plot begins with disparate threads, by the end they are all tied together and the picture is complete. The resolution is satisfying and complex, proving that there is more to fairy tales than 'happily ever after.'"
"Synopsis" by , In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England, there is a small hamlet that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. Just to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here, in the hamlet of Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. And here, one crisp October eve, Tristran makes his love a promise — an impetuous vow that will send him through the only breach in the wall, across the pasture...and into the most exhilarating adventure of his life.
"Synopsis" by , In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, a lovelorn young man steps through a gap in a high stone wall, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.
"Synopsis" by , In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October evening, Tristran makes a foolhardy promise that sends him through the only gap in the high stone wall, for which the village is named. He heads across the meadow...and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life. For readers who love enchanting tales like The Princess Bride, Stardust is guaranteed to win their hearts.
"Synopsis" by , From the extraordinary imagination of Neil Gaiman — bestselling author of Neverwhere — comes a haunting fable of love, duty and magical lands.
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