Stardust - Neil Gaiman

Stardust

By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 341 Ratings

Description

New York Times Bestselling Author

Give the gift of STARDUST!

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 the #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

  • a favorite

    5
    By zrev01
    love it
  • Critically acclaimed for a reason

    4
    By SafeTinspector
    The prose is almost florid, the settings sketched out in a way that rightly assumes the reader has familiarity with standard fantasy fares and tropes; but the plot, with its beats only predictable enough to make a reader feel clever, is satisfying enough to keep the pages turning all the way to its fulfilling conclusion. I do, however, feel as if there is a bit of that Gaiman sexism here; there is a female protagonist’s companion and object of affection, but she exercises nearly no agency of her own and is treated much as a prize or possession while justifying it all as a rescue.
  • The best!!

    5
    By Epona@11111
    Neil Gaiman never disappoints!!!
  • Missing the last chapter

    3
    By zenfrodo
    First, while the very 1st run of Stardust was illustrated, later editions were not. The illustrations by Charles Vess are not necessary to the story, and the tale is still a wonderful fairy tale without them. However, THIS BOOK IS MISSING THE LAST CHAPTER. I have a hardcopy of Stardust in front of me, and there's a final, bittersweet chapter that wraps up the tale of Tristan and Yvaine which is not in this version. The story suffers without it. Save your money and buy the hardcopy, folks.
  • A fun, fanciful read.

    5
    By Sassaphrassy
    Loved it, it's a perfect little story.
  • Lovely

    4
    By Madame de Soire et Lune
    This book was absolutely charming in every way. The characters and storyline were unique and interesting. The only complaint I have (well not even a complaint, but a comment) is that at parts of the journey that would have built the emotion between Yvain and Tristan he did what every elementary school writing teacher tells us not to do. He told instead of showing. Maybe I like my books a little too flowery, but he sometimes skipped over things I would have loved to read. But over all he writes beautifully and I would highly suggest this book.
  • Bought the book, read most of it on iBooks

    4
    By Kisty Mea
    I've always wanted a hardbound copy of this book but to no avail, like it's a rare piece already. So, I had no choice but to buy the paperback copy. I've read a few chapters but I just had a hard time reading it. It didn't help that the story wasn't written in modern-time English, so I bought the iBooks version. I have to say, I find the price steep for a digital copy as a paperback copy cost just about the same but it was easier for my to read the story. :) It's the first book I've ever purchased on iBooks.
  • Wonderful!

    5
    By Alexpoughvv
    I wish this book would never end!
  • Not what I expected

    2
    By Suprmodl
    Stardust is one of my favorite movies and I was thrilled to find out it was based on a book. the book is quite different however: this is the first time I've ever liked the movie more than the book. I will admit a bias since I saw the movie first, but the characters in the movie were much more intricate and engaging. The movie also makes vast improvements on a slow storyline that lacks the details that allow the reader to immerse in the world that a fantasy novel should create. If you haven't seen the movie, find a used copy of this book, but don't pay the iBooks price to download it.
  • No illustrations

    5
    By bnp1223
    This is an illustrated novel, but the version sold here is the text only. Not worth it...