Author: Neil Gaiman
Publication: August 29th 2006 by Harper Perennial
Received: Bought at McNally Robinson
Rating: 5 out of 5
About the book:
In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, a lovelorn young man steps through a gap in a high stone wall, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.
Rich, stunning, amazing, beautiful fiction. This is the kind of book that tells other books how to be books. I pretty much loved everything about this book.
I loved the elements of magic in this book, from the high stone wall, to the woman that was kept from her son by the witch, to the fact that falling stars are people until they cross the wall. I loved the fact that the witches needed the star to stay beautiful forever and that the pirates turned out to be ruthless on the outside but nice on the inside.
Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite storytellers and I was lucky enough to meet him in Dec. of 2010 in Winnipeg. He did a reading and a signing and it was excellent. I had my copy of Stardust signed.
If you haven’t picked up this book or if you haven’t ventured into the fantastic works of Neil Gaiman you need to. He knows how to make characters come alive, knows how to twist story lines so that they’re absurd, wild and endearing. He also knows how to make you laugh and how to scare the pants off you.