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Stardust by Neil Gaiman
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Jun 26, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: post-college
Read in June, 2007

Took a backpacking trip this weekend and I needed something light and short to entertain me on the ride back. I picked up Stardust simply because it was the smallest book in my collection of "to reads" but I bought it in the first place because I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman. I've really enjoyed his work since I picked up one of his Sandman books years ago, and Stardust did not disappoint. I think that what I loved most about Stardust is just how archetypal it is, and yet it will frequently turn those archetypes on their heads. Gaiman wears his influences on his sleeve, and all through the book are echoes of C.S. Lewis' Narnia books, as well as Grimm fairy tales.

Reading it stirred up a similar feeling inside me that reading Tigana did. It really invoked a deep longing for wonderful things that are lost.

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