Thursday, August 30, 2012


Neil Gaiman
Fairy Tail Fantasy

Tristan was a normal boy in the town of Wall, not such a normal town. The town of Wall is like many towns in England tailors, smiths, taverns and shop boys, but unlike normal towns the city of Wall has a secret.

Across a wall, for which the town is named, is a magical world filled with witches, monsters and princes. It is the duty of the people of Wall to protect the gap is the wall and not let anyone in but every nine years a festival is held where the normal world and magical one meet and trade.

Tristan is in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, or at least that's what he thinks. One day Victoria visits Tristan at the store he works at, and Tristan walks her home. During the walk he starts spouting about his love and promising her everything he can think of.

As they are walking and he is promising everything thing he can think off a star falls from the sky and Tristan says he will get it for her if she will marry him. She agrees and Tristan sets out in to the magical world to find a fallen star and capture the heart of the women he loves.

But life rarely goes the way you think it will and in this quirky fairy tale less then normal.

Stardust is a fairy tale for adults. reading this book is like stepping back in to your childhood but with the understanding of an adult to see the world as it really is.

This book was made famous through its movie adaptation which did really well and is in almost every college girls collection of DVDs, but the movie and book are a little different. The book is darker and more mature. Where the movie is more of a Disney fairy tale the book fallows the traditional dark style.

I really love this book. Tristan is the unlikely hero you can't not hope for. This book takes the best of fantasy and puts it with an honors and noble main character. Although many made things happen to our characters and life is not easy this story brings hope to every reader who turns its pages.

I would recommend this to anyone over the age of 16. It is one of the best book I have ever read and I take the chance to read it at least once a year. Be warned that there are some parts of this book that are not appropriate for younger children.

I would give this book a 9 out of 10 and say that it is a book you will want to have for yourself once you have read it.

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