[KINDLE] ❁ Stardust ❄ Neil Gaiman – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Stardust Life Moves At A Leisurely Pace In The Tiny Town Of Wall Named After The Imposing Stone Barrier Which Separates The Town From A Grassy Meadow Here, Young Tristran Thorn Has Lost His Heart To The Beautiful Victoria Forester And For The Coveted Prize Of Her Hand, Tristran Vows To Retrieve A Fallen Star And Deliver It To His Beloved It Is An Oath That Sends Him Over The Ancient Wall And Into A World That Is Dangerous And Strange Beyond Imagining


10 thoughts on “Stardust

  1. says:

    Dear Mr Gaiman,Damn you Damn you straight to hell You ve written beautiful faerie stories in your plainspoken postmodern prose, and left my own projected frontiers woefully trodden It has nothing to do with your brilliance Had I been born before you I would most likely be the one writing clever novels about fallen stars and sly gods I would ve, I swear But instead, I was born forty years too late, and your Faerie, Neil, do you mind if I call you Neil Your Faerie, like all of your creatio Dear Mr Gaiman,Damn you Damn you straight to hell You ve written beautiful faerie stories in your plainspoken postmodern prose, and left my own projected frontiers woefully trodden It has nothing to do with your brilliance Had I been born before you I would most likely be the one writing clever novels about fallen stars and sly go...


  2. says:

    Inevitably I was reading this against the movie, and I m here to say that I think the movie and the book are both brilliant So ha I love the movie It s absolutely wonderful And I loved the book But they are quite different The novel definitely feelsadult Not because it has adult themes just in the overall tone and language The movie is definitelyfamily friendly The movie is wittier and funnier and sillier and faster paced, and the book is slower andwhimsical and Inevitably I was reading this against the movie, and I m here to say that I think the movie and the book are both brilliant So ha I love the movie It s absolutely wonderful And I loved the book But they are quite different The novel definitely feelsadult Not...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A friend gave me this book and I decided to read it before going to see the movie, since I d heard so many rave reviews of the film If the movie hadn t been my carrot, though, I never would have made it through the first chapter, let alone the entire story Let me say that I adore the fantasy genre check my book list , so this is not outside my interest However, in attempting to write a fairy tale for adults Gaimon completely missed the mark Apparently his idea of what makes a story for a A friend gave me this book and I decided to read it before going to see the movie, since I d heard so many rave reviews of the film If the movie hadn t been my carrot, though, I never would have made it through the first chapter, let alone the entire story Let me say that I adore the fantasy genre check my book list , so this is not outside my interest However, in attempting to write a fairy tale for adults Gaimon completely missed the mark Apparently his idea of what makes a story for adults is generous sprinklings of gore, violence, and sex Considering that the rest of the story is written with child like simplicity ...


  4. says:

    TheGaiman I read, theI understand why people are so caught up in the magic he wields Because that is basically what he does He s not an author, he s a magician, painting magic pictures of rich, exciting worlds that come to life so quickly Worlds that somehow seem complexly developed after just two chapters of Gaiman s writing Gaiman is simply a master storyteller He creates moods that permeate entire novels and, whether you happen to be reading his adult or young adult works, he TheGaiman I read, theI understand why people are so caught up in the magic he wields Because that is basically what he does He s not an author, he s a magician, painting magic pictures of rich, exciting worlds that come to life so quickly ...


  5. says:

    This is the one case, the ONLY case so far Edit not any, Bridget Jones gets the honor too , where I prefer the movie to the book I know it s a sacrilege and you can all burn me at the stake, but it is nonetheless the truth It s also one of the few times I watched the movie before reading the book, simply because I had no idea the book existed And I loved the movie I mean, really, really loved it So of course when I discovered it was based on a book, I rushed to get it Now, please do This is the one case, the ONLY case so far Edit not any, Bridget Jones gets the honor too , where I prefer the movie to the book I know it s a sacrilege and you can all burn me at the stake, but it is nonetheless the truth It s also one of the few times I watched the movie before reading the book, simply because I had no idea the book existed And I loved the movie I mean, really, really loved it So of course when I discovered it was based on a book, I rushed to get it Now, please don t get me wrong, it s a good book It s a very very good book, and I love how Neil Gaiman tried and succeeding at creating a dark fairytale Because it is very much a fairytale, except it s probably not so much for kids, as it is for adults It sho...


  6. says:

    That is all.


  7. says:

    I hate Tristan Thorn, though I do suppose that everybody has been in his shoes at one point in their life Everybody was young once and everybody has been naively in love with someone they barely know I can t blame Tristan for his natural puppyish passions, he is only seventeen after all, but I can hate him for it nonetheless he is completely unbearable at the beginning as his love sick foolishness knows no bounds Indeed, when Victoria Forester, the woman he thinks he in love with, agrees to I hate Tristan Thorn, though I do suppose that everybody has been in his shoes at one point in their life Everybody was young once and everybody has been naively in love with someone they barely know I can t blame Tristan for his natural puppyish passions, he is only seventeen after all, but I can hate him for it nonetheless he is completely unbearable at the beginning...


  8. says:

    3.5 of 5 shooting stars For a kiss, and the pledge of your hand, said Tristran, grandiloquently, I would bring you that fallen star He shivered His coat was thin, and it was obvious that he would not get the kiss, which he found puzzling The main heroes of the penny dreadfuls and shilling novels never had these problems getting kissed Go on, then, said Victoria And if you do, I will What said Tristran If you bring me that star, said Victoria, The one that just 3.5 of 5 shooting stars For a kiss, and the pledge of your hand, said Tristran, grandiloquently, I would bring you that fallen star He shivered His coat was thin, and it was obvious that he wou...


  9. says:

    There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart s Desire This is a charming journey of self discovery by a character who has a dual nature, human and fairy He makes it work, with the assistance of sundry others Beginning his journey seeking his heart s desire, he finds by the time he returns home that what he truly values has changed The characters are well..fairy tale characters and we should not be looking for great depth here There is darkness, evil, and real risk for our nicer There was once a young man who wis...


  10. says:

    The world building, the characters, the story all absolutely amazing He wondered how it could have taken him so long to realize he cared for her, and he told her so, and she called him an idiot, and he declared that it was the finest thing that ever a man had been calledThere s the wonder, there s the intrigue, there s the titch of magic interspersed with ethereal Neil Gaiman has finally caught me on a story.We have Tristian, a product of his father s wandering gaze and a fairy lass, who The world building, the characters, the story all absolutely amazing He wondered how it could have taken him so long to realize he ...