Author: Neil Gaiman
# pages: 248
Date published: 1999
Challenge(s): July Book Blowout, Raved About Reads, Shelfari Play Book Tag, Shelfari Tag it to the Max
“There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.”
Synopsis: In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of
Random Thoughts: I enjoyed the beginning of Stardust and I loved the way the book ended, but I have to admit that I struggled through the middle of the book. The character didn’t seem connected at all. Now that I’ve finished the book, I realize that they were, but at the time I kept thinking to myself “who are these people and why do I care what they’re doing?” I am glad that I got past all of that to finish the book, though, because I thought the ending was fabulous!
Stardust has been made into a movie, too. Has anyone seen it? What did you think?
Any other Gaiman books that you would recommend? Any that didn’t sag in the middle ;o)?
Favorite scene: When Tristran returns from his journey and reminds
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