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While it is difficult to find a book by Gaiman that isn’t enjoyable, Stardust holds a unique spot. Fairytales and their magic have always been a part of Gaiman’s works, but here he crafts a true modern fairytale. While the story itself is one of adventure, beautiful romance, and the strange; it is Gaiman’s fairytale logic that truly sparkles. The rules that govern the land are ones that resonate with everyone who yearned for adventure as a child or ran through a garden hoping to come out in a fantastic world on the other side. But just as our childhood fairytales are filled with delight, there is also a darkness there. Because without darkness Stardust would never have a chance to glow.— From Matthew's Book List
From #1 New York Timesbestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.
Catch a fallen star . . .
Tristran 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.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.
“A wonderful tale . . . mythic.”
— Denise Hamilton, Romantic Times BOOKclub
“His finest work yet...Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
— Grand Rapids Press
“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure . . . a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
— Detroit Free Press
“[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages.”
— Desicritics.org on STARDUST
“A charming comic romance.”
— Dayton Daily News
“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
— Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year’s Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
— Denver Post
“Strange . . . marvelous. . . . Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer
“Thrilling. . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
— Dallas Morning News
“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Eminently readable–a charming piece of work.”
— Washington Post Book World