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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 Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.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 Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 27.94mm | 136.08g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0380804557
  • 9780380804559
  • 11,948

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[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages. --Desicritics.org on STARDUST"

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Also published in <a href="http://cupofcoffeeandabook.blogspot.pt/2012/06/review-stardust.html">"A Cup of Coffee and a Book"</a> <b>*This review might contain spoilers!*</b> I loved this book so much I can't believe I finished it in 3 days!!! I normally spend like a week reading a book... I'm really slow. I just couldn't put it down... I was just completely submerged within the story it was hard to pull away from me. I thought this was a book for kids... but I was mistaken. Sure it does have Unicorns, magic, fallen stars, witches and so much more, but it stills a book for young adults due to some swears and a few sex concerning scenes. I already knew the main story because of the movie (which I enjoyed a lot and is, for sure, suitable for children - apart from the book) and was fascinated with the fantasy around it. The idea of a mystical world separated by our real world by a wall was something quite interesting. And then, the entire action revolving around a fallen star: Tristan wants it to win Victoria's heart; the witch wants it in order to be young again; and Septimus and his brothers' want it because it contains the stone which will decide which one of them will be king. My favourite character was the fallen star: <b>Yvaine</b>. She was just the coolest character in the whole book (okay, <b>Tristan</b> was also a good character). She was not that sort of character who is a victim and doesn't fight over her life. Tristan was a character that developed a lot during the whole story; he has grown up since his first appearance to his death. Of course that, being influenced by the movie, I couldn't help compare both while I was reading. There are certain scenes in the movie I wished were in the book... but the way <u>Gaiman</u> wrote it was amazing. In fact, if he hadn't written the story this way, perhaps the changes done to fit in the movie wouldn't be practical. In the movie, I understand the reason why they've decided to add a fight scene in the end... the movie needed the action which lacks in the book. Nonetheless, both were great and I didn't change my opinion about the movie because of the book. I recommend this book to all fairy-tale, fantasy lovers who love to laugh, to get lost inside a fantasy world where everything is possible and love conquers all.show more
by Marisa Long