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Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust: Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie
Author: Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (illustrator)
In the sleepy English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian Era, life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall--a secluded hamlet so named for an imposing stone barrier that surrounds a fertile grassland. Armed sentries guard the sole gap in the bulwark to keep the inquisitive from wandering through, relaxing their vigil only once e...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781563894701
ISBN-10: 156389470X
Publication Date: 7/1/1999
Pages: 223
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4.4 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: DC Comics
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust: Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie on + 8 more book reviews
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This was an extremely fun read. Like most stories, the book is different from the movie, just resembling each other. I absolutely LOVED the movie, and in some ways liked it better than the book, but I loved the book too, and liked it better than the movie at times. I think it would be a good idea to note that there are a few mature moments in the book, so if someone is thinking this would be a good book for their 10 year old because the movie was, well, you need to be aware that it says on the book "for a mature reader".
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reviewed Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust: Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie on + 11 more book reviews
I like every Neil Gaiman book I've read, and though I saw the movie adaptation of this book first and loved it, the book is just as great, though quite different. The illustrations are lovely and the story is a fantastic fairy tale that's actually very original. The characters, as expected from Neil Gaiman, are interesting and three-dimensional, and he makes it very easy to root for the good guys. As an added bonus, he's great at writing humor, and there is plenty to make you laugh.

One of the biggest differences between the movie and the book is the ending, but I love them both. The movie ending was perfect for a movie, and the book ending was perfect for a book. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys fantasy or fairy tales, but it should be mentioned that there are a few pretty mature scenes, so I wouldn't suggest it for anyone too young.
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Reviewed by The Compulsive Reader for TeensReadToo.com

Tristran Thorn would do absolutely anything to win pretty Victoria Forrester's heart. Even venture across The Wall into mysterious Faerie in search of a fallen star.

But once he enters Faerie, strange things begin to happen.

Tristran knows the location of every place in the land. He meets a strange, small man who gives him a candle that allows him to travel great distances. And when he finally finds the fallen star, Tristran discovers that it is not a lump of rock like he thought, but a young woman, who has quite the mind of her own.

Tristran, though, isn't the only one looking for the star. The witch queen and a group of three brothers all want something of it. For these brothers, it's the power she possesses. For the witch, it's her heart.

STARDUST was completely entrancing, charming, and a surprisingly quick read. The star's spunk and Tristran's humanity are both to be admired in this adventurous tale that will make you laugh out loud and break into tears. This is one book not to be missed.


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