Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Publication:August 29th 2006 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1998)

Goodreads description:Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.
 


My thoughts:
Stardust is a fun quick adventure with everything form witches to unicorns. It's an easy read that feels like fariytale. An adult fairytale. 

This is the first Gaiman book I've ever read and I really like his style of writing. It's very mysterious and whimsical. 

I liked the characters for the most part. I liked how determined Tristran is to get the fallen star, even if, to me, it was a very stupid idea considering he barely knows the girl he claims to love.

Tristran and the stars relationship was very different for anything I've really read. It wasn't bad different it was just unlike anything I've read before.

Stardust is a very quick read. The plot and pacing is very fast. I would have liked the story to be slower so we could get to know the characters better. I felt like they weren't developed as well as they could have been. I read the book in one sitting and I wanted it to be longer to flesh out the characters a bit more.

A lot of the story was predictable but there were a few twists and turns. This may be because I have watched the movie a million times. I would recommend giving it a watch- it's not 100% accurate but it's really good! I've loved the movie for years; there are scenes in the it that I really loved that aren't in the book that really develop the story and make it so much more fun and magical. I loved the movie and just liked the book.

My rating: 3.5 stars

Thanks for reading,
A :) 
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