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Stardust by Neil Gaiman
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Sep 07, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: owned, 2012, favorite
Read from August 01 to 02, 2012 — I own a copy

I felt betrayed by the movie! LOL!

I just can't believe that I was able to put off reading this work of Gaiman for a year now. The movie adaptation of this book was actually one of my favorites last year that I decided to try the book as well. Besides, I've been hearing good things about Neil Gaiman from my bookworm friends. Well, I'm glad I did because I enjoyed the book as much as the movie.

Stardust is a fantasy story about a lovestruck man, Tristan Thorn and a fallen star, Yvaine. Initially, Tristan will do everything just to get the attention of his love, Victoria that's why he decided to cross the wall and get the fallen star for her. To his surprise, what he found was not a piece of rock but an unbelievably stubborn girl.

Anyway, I'll stop discussing the details of the story in this review as I might spill some spoilers. My experience while reading the book was actually a rehash of my experience while watching the movie. But I felt betrayed when I found out at the end of the book that the movie was different in a number of ways. Well, they say never judge a book by its movie so maybe i'll take note of that next time.

For this book, I gave my four star which means I really like it. I guess watching the movie first didn't help for I was so familiar with the plot that I didn't get excited that much while reading. But I want to give Gaiman some credits for the plot is really unique and I love his kind of old english writing style so for sure, this is definitely not my last book from Gaiman.
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08/01/2012 page 31
08/01/2012 page 77
23.0% "In fairness to Tristan, he's kind of romantic haha"
08/02/2012 page 130
39.0% ""because every lover is in his heart a madman and in his head a minstrel.""
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Louize Cary, like they say...

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Glad you like the book though!

Cary i actually love both the bo0k and the movie though the movie is not consistent haha

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K.D. Absolutely Mabasa nga ito.

Cary I thought nabasa mo na to hehe

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K.D. Absolutely Hindi pa. American Gods pa lang (3 stars ko).
Pero may at least 3 yata akong Gaiman sa bahay: ito, Neverwhere at Coraline. Parang may Graveyard din yata ako. Minsan, uupuan ko at didiretsuhin. Isang tuhog haha.

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