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Stardust - Neil Gaiman | Review

Stardust - Neil Gaiman

'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?