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4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too Jan. 11 2008
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.

Reviewed by: The Compulsive Reader
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Neil Gaiman’s best March 11 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was drawn to Stardust after enjoying several other books by Neil Gaiman, especially American Gods and Good Omens, among others. Recently I looked through my library for something new I hadn’t read before and decided to pick up Stardust. From the first few paragraphs, I was immediately hooked and it became very difficult to stop reading this truly fantastic tale!
The strange thing about this book is that it doesn’t entirely feel like a Gaiman novel in that it is much less gritty than his other works, though it retains all the charm, fantasy and other wonderful qualities. What I liked best is that it has a sort of dreamy aspect with all the magic, strange creatures and unusual situations, and yet it remains very suitable for adults. It does contain a bit of sex and a fair amount of violence, though overall it gave me a feeling of well being throughout. As usual, Gaiman has a rich vocabulary that evokes magnificent images while keeping everything simple.
There is no need to summarize the story in this review; all you really need to know is that if you liked any of Neil Gaiman’s other novels and are into fantasy, you will love this book. It is simply beautiful, without a doubt among the author’s best works to date.
Highly recommended, 5/5.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stardust April 5 2014
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I saw the movie first, then wanted to read the book. Very good book. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. Jan. 25 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Picked me up and whisked me away rather beautifully. I shall be back for more of Gaimans wondrous writings. Soon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stardust review Jan. 7 2014
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Really liked the prose of the book. The story is very close to the movie but near the end. Good kid book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Dec 20 2013
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A wondrous adventure in fantasy land
Interesting read and a vivid imagination that keeps you wondering what will happen next
Well worth reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Beautiful Dec 30 2012
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I am a new Neil Gaiman fan and had tried to read this sometime a few years ago. I started this book the other day and it was lovely, the artwork complements Gaiman's writing and makes it all the more. The cover is just lovely and is stunning to look at. As this wouldn't be the first book I would recommend to a new reader (seeing as it is a bit more advanced) it would be perfect for the avid reader.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great Adult Fairy Tale June 3 2012
Tristran Thorn is a young man who lives on a farm in the English countryside. He is besotted with Victoria Forester who promises to marry him if he brings her a falling star. Thorn's village, Wall has a gap where he can enter the world of his mother, a faerie.

Thorn goes on a quest to bring back the falling star. This starts the most amazing adventure involving faeries, pixies and gnomes, unicorns, witches and ships that sail in the nighttime sky.

This is a easy wonderful fantasy read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jon Contino
great Jon Contino cover, thats the reason I bought this book. Neil Gaiman is also one of the best fantasy writers today.
Published 14 months ago by sarah taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love imagination as I do............
Did you, as a child, hold your breath when Jack reached the top of the bean stalk?....or when Snow White opened the door to the witch's cottage?.... Read more
Published on July 23 2010 by Ronald W. Maron
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully imagnitive
I first read this book a few years ago. I asked a friend, a manager of a bookstore what her favourite books or authors were to expand upon my reading list. Read more
Published on May 27 2010 by Steven R. McEvoy
4.0 out of 5 stars Stardust
The book arrived in a timely manner and in excellent condition, an overall good book buying experience.
Published on Feb. 22 2010 by S. Connors
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Not a children's book; an adult ( or teen or "young adult") fairy tale.

Watched the movie first & thought it was great, so searched out the book. Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2010 by B. A. Scharf
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I went to see the movie edition in theaters and just fell for it so, i got the book. But the book is alot deferent from the movie, the book will compleatly send you into the land... Read more
Published on Aug. 17 2009 by L. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading, but you've got to see the movie too
I really enjoyed reading this book, because I like Gaiman's writing style and I particularly like his cheeky sense of humour. Read more
Published on April 16 2009 by killerwhaletank
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