From multi award-winning creator of "The Sandman", Neil Gaiman, comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling, re ...Show synopsisFrom 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"!Hide synopsis
Stardust (Headline Book Publishing) – Hardcover (1999)
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Hardcover, Headline Book Publishing 1999
New edition. New edition.
ISBN: 0747274169 ISBN-13: 9780747274162
Tristan has lost his heart to the cool, distant Victoria, and in order to win her hand, he vows to retrieve a star they saw falling from the sky. To do this, he must go over an ancient wall, and is propelled into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining. From the author of NEVERWHERE and GOOD OMENS.Tristan has lost his heart to the cool, distant Victoria, and in order to win her hand, he vows to retrieve a star they saw falling from the sky. To do this, he must go over an ancient wall, and is propelled into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining. From the author of NEVERWHERE and GOOD OMENS.Hide
Description:An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD condition. May have some library...An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD condition. May have some library identification marks/stamps. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, with only minor signs of previous ownership.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed. First Edition....Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. Signed by the author on FEP. Not inscribed to anyone. First Edition / First Printing as identified with "1" in the full number line. Unclipped DJ with mild edge & shelfware. Inside pages are clean and free from any marks. This is not an ex-library or remainder copy. The binding is firm and square. Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Description:As New. No Jacket. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) As new, unread...As New. No Jacket. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) As new, unread limited edition uncorrected proof June 1999. Binding is tight and new looking. The black and white cover is pristine as it has had a protective cover for some time in a private collection.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. 246 p. Audience: General/trade. A UK...Fine in fine dust jacket. 246 p. Audience: General/trade. A UK 1st edition 1st printing of a FINE book i a FINE dust jacket.
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.
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.
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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