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  • Published: New York : Spike, 1999.
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 238 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 970

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780061240485 (softcover)
  • 0380804557 :
  • 0380977281 :


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by Gaiman, Neil.

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Call number: Teen Fiction, Fantasy

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"Stardust" is a fantastic tale about a man who thinks he can force women do to his will and instead learns that love is more important. Everyone in the novel learns the error of trying to control others or hold power over them.
Tristran is the son of a human father, with whom he lives in the town of Wall, and a fairy princess who visited the town that borders on her lands. At the age of 18, Tristran tries to get the village beauty, Victoria, to marry him by promising to bring her a fallen star. He enters into the supernatural realm of Fairy and finds a fallen star personified and takes her prisoner. Of course, others are also trying to capture the star for the power they can get from her. Meanwhile, the Fairy king's sons are fighting each other to the death for the crown.
I highly recommend this very interesting story, as I do all of Gaiman's books.

Good fantasy - not for kids

Interesting story with characters who are mixtures of good and evil.

A great read

Neil Gaiman spins a fantastic tale in this fantasy story that reads at times both like an adult and a children's book. It's a very interesting story, especially seeing how each little subplot ties into the ending. Definitely read this if you like fantasy!

Better than the movie.

Of course the book is better than the movie. But the movie is still really adorable and I'll never stop wanting to watch it.

Sweet without substance

I suppose I should start by admitting that Neil Gaiman and I are never on the same page, no matter what book I have open before me.

Be that as it may, _Stardust_ is innovative in its particulars but dull and predictable in its overall plot arc and themes. The characters are fine, but not sparkling. _Stardust_ is an easy read, but not one that will stay with you.

An Adult Fairy Tale

I really wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started reading this book, but it turned out to be a really interesting--and charming--read.

This is not a book for children, though at times it reads like one. If you like authors and books that do unexpected things with traditional genres then you'll probably like this book. I did.

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