From multi award-winning creator of "The Sandman", Neil Gaiman, comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling, re-issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material. Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess, Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly ...
From multi award-winning creator of "The Sandman", Neil Gaiman, comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling, re-issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material. Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess, Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways. Gaiman's exquisitely crafted text and Vess' breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures, an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land. Tying in with the release of the film, this is your chance to own a piece of "Stardust"!
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Anything Gaiman merits a read and most of the time, rereading over and over and recommendation to friends. This fantasy knits together seamlessly with villagers and royalty and faerie co-existing in a place of reader immersion.
Oct 10, 2013
Cute, short fantasy tale
This was a quick read and I thought it was very fun as well. I wish that it had been a little more involved, but overall a nice short story.
Aug 26, 2010
better than the movie
This book was really interesting, and Gailman does a great job of creating his own mythology. The story that he tells is compelling and simple at the same time; I read this book in one day because I couldn't put it down. Also it's only slightly similar to its movie counterpart, and the book is ten times better. It's definitely an intelligent, funny read.
Jun 19, 2008
Neil Gaimans best work
I have read almost every word of every book Neil Gaiman has put out and by far Stardust is at the top of my lists of books that I would read over and over again. I read the book before the movie came out and let me tell you this--The movie did the book no justice. If you like fantasy, adventure, romance and rich descriptions then you should read this book that is filled with many interesting characters and fantastic imiages.
Feb 7, 2008
Inventive, but tiresome...
The concept was good, but the story itself was boring. There was no real climax, it was all just one long narrative about this tactless boy's journey to find a fallen star for his "True Love". When he finally gets this star, he hauls her around with a broken leg on a chain. Real romantic. Then, there's the witches, right? Well, in all good fairy tales, the witch must be eliminated somehow (burned, melted, exploded, turned into something unnatural by her own backfiring magic, etc.) right? Wrong. It lacks true faerie tale feel. They don't exactly live happy ever after and the bad guy is still left at large. All in all, very boring and slightly perverted at times.
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