Most of the times, you read a book, really enjoy it and write up a glowing review, which is swallowed up by the Internet void. Some other times someone with similar reading tastes notices it and you become the best of friends online until the end of time. And then there are those few rare ones that get you an interview from the author!
Published: by Headline Review on September 19th, 2005
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
(adapted from Goodreads)
Stardust tells the story of young Tristran Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. One fateful night, Tristran promises his beloved that he will retrieve a fallen star for her from beyond the Wall that stands between their rural English town (called, appropriately, Wall) and the Faerie realm. No one ever ventures beyond the Wall except to attend an enchanted flea market that is held every nine years (and during which, unbeknownst to him, Tristran was conceived). But Tristran bravely sets out to fetch the fallen star and thus win the hand of his love.
The first and foremost reason I enjoyed the book so much is Gaiman’s writing style. A fairytale for adults, Stardust makes you believe in love and magic again, but you have to be prepared to leave your reality behind in order to truly appreciate the book. It will sweep you away into a land that has an equal measure of light and dark, with memorable characters and a setting that will capture your imagination.
Please note that this book is definitely not for children as it is gory in certain places.