I love reading! I read books about anything, any time, any place.
'She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.'
Okay, so I actually didn't enjoy this one as much as The Graveyard Book. It was enjoyable but at times I got confused with the storyline and where it was all going. I liked the way that the character plots all intertwined with one another - the characters all had a connection of sorts - although because there were quite a few different plotlines this did become confusing.
I thought Tristan Thorn was wet, dull and dreary if I'm perfectly honest. He just seemed to be so in love with Victoria that consequently it became quite boring. I thought the language used throughout this novel was brilliant though, it is lovely and lyrical. There are many parts that bring out such vivid imagery, I could picture the world that Neil Gaiman had built perfectly. I also liked the personification of the star, this was a brilliant touch and a great way to delve into the world of Faerie. I actually got upset at one point in the novel, a scene involving an animal - I don't want to spoil it for you, in case you decide to pick it up, so I will say no more!
This novel hasn't put me off of reading more of Neil Gaiman's work - I have Neverwhere on my TBR shelf and am intending to find Coraline in the library. I just didn't enjoy it as much as The Graveyard Book, although the possibilities and promise of a great story were there.
Have you read this? Seen the film? I haven't watched the film, not sure if I want to watch it or not.....would you recommend it?