Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Posted January 30, 2019 by Samantha Davies in Reviews, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Book Review: Stardust by Neil GaimanStardust by Neil Gaiman
Published by HarperCollins on December 23, 2008
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Catch a fallen star...

Tristan Thorn promised to bring back a fallen star. So he sets out on a journey to fulfill the request of his beloved, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester—and stumbles into the enchanted realm that lies beyond the wall of his English country town. Rich with adventure and magic, Stardust is one of master storyteller Neil Gaiman's most beloved tales, and the inspiration for the hit movie.

Stardust is the first book I remember reading by Neil Gaiman and has been one of my favourite books since I was a child. It has been quite a few years since I last read it and I forgot how different it is from the movie. The movie is still great but the book is so much better. Stardust is not your typical faerie tale and Neil Gaiman’s writing is so magical that you get pulled into his world immediately.

Tristran is a bit frustrating at first because he refuses to see that Victoria is not interested in him and his treatment of Yvaine is deplorable at first. He does start to grow up fairly quickly though and becomes a much more likeable character. Yvaine is just as sassy and badass as I remember and I loved her story. I wish that there was a book with more of Tristran and Yvaine’s adventures.

I still give this book 5 stars and always will!


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