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Stardust by Neil Gaiman
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I have heard Stardust by Neil Gaiman described as a fairy tale told for adults, and I think Gaiman himself said something of the kind. That is as succinct a description as comes close to this very entertaining novel.

Actually it is a Faerie tale, since Gaiman depicts a journey into that magical world and the village of Wall, which is a “boundary” between the two worlds. Though the author pays homage to nineteenth century storylines, he eschews the flowery language and opts for more post-modern prose to narrate his retrospective, pre-Tolkeinesque fantasy.

I can see the comparisons to The Princess Bride, but for reasons that I cannot explain or understand, I frequently found myself thinking of The Great God Pan.

All in all, an enjoyable Goodread.

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Reading Progress

May 24, 2012 – Started Reading
May 24, 2012 – Shelved
May 30, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Aj the Ravenous Reader I've been wanting to read a Neil Gaiman book and your review makes me want to even more.^^ Nice review, Lyn!^^


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Lyn Thanks, AJ, this would be a good one to start


April Cote Great review. I enjoyed the movie, so I'm guessing I'llll love the book even more.


Aj the Ravenous Reader Lyn wrote: "Thanks, AJ, this would be a good one to start"

Noted!^^ Thanks.^^


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Lyn Thanks, April, I have not seen the film, but I have read good reviews


Stuart Very nice graphic, Lyn. I liked both the book and film versions of Stardust, but I thought The Graveyard Book was overrated.


message 7: by Lyn (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lyn Thanks, Stuart!


Gary K Bibliophile My favorite Neil Gaimen story and the one I recommend to anyone interested in his work.


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Lyn ;)


message 10: by Mary (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mary Catelli The movie has a number of distinct difference from the novel.


message 11: by Lyn (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lyn I need to watch it again


Gintare Bakanauskaite Like seeing such a good review about my favorite reads. I was mesmerised by the book, that I read it twice:)


message 13: by Lyn (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lyn I need to reread


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Montana Great review Lyn! I was debating about putting this one on my TBR list but after your review it's definitely on there now


message 15: by Lyn (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lyn Thanks Montana it’s a must read in the genre


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Monica All Heinlein's Are:D


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Lyn ;)


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