Stardust

Neil Gaiman
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.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2016-06-24
This was a lovely and fun story, read by the author himself. I enjoyed the whimsical feel of the story, as well as the adult themes, but honestly I expected a bit more from it. I've read quite a few other stories by Gaiman, and I love the depth and dimension of his stories. And while this one didn't lack those things, exactly, it just didn't meet my expectations. Not that this is surprising. This is Gaiman's first prose novel, and he has grown and developed his talents quite a lot since this was written.

I would still definitely recommend it. I really enjoyed the story, and I liked how things kept coming around and around again. Clever and fun, and with a traditionalish feel as well, but still just not on par with my expectations.

I guess that's what I get for reading so many of his later works first!
Reviewed: 2015-10-31
As to be expected, Gaiman enchants. This was a delightful book. Actually, I listened to it on tape, read by Gaiman himself - he's a great reader! Just a fun story.
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