Stardust
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Stardust

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Stardust is an enchanting and enthralling novel from Sunday Times bestseller and master storyteller Neil Gaiman. 'Charming in every sense of the word, and deeply satisfying' (Time Out), it will delight fans of Terry Pratchett and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as those who loved the feature film starring Robert De Niro, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett and Michelle Pfeiffer among others.

Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining . . .

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 184 x 205 x 14mm | 165g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0755322827
  • 9780755322824
  • 993

Review Text

In prose that dances and dazzles, Gaiman describes the indescribable: the eerie colours, ravishing scents and dangerous laughter of Faerie Susanna Clarke
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A new fairy tale about a young man's hunt for his heart's desire, told in clear, rolling prose * Guardian * In prose that dances and dazzles, Gaiman describes the indescribable: the eerie colours, ravishing scents and dangerous laughter of Faerie * Susanna Clarke *
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About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, and is known for creating extraordinary worlds beyond imagination. He has been awarded numerous literary honours and many of his books have been made into films and adapted for TV and radio. In recent years, Neil wrote and was the showrunner for a critically acclaimed television adaptation of Good Omens, the seminal novel he co-authored with the late Sir Terry Pratchett. He has also written two episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself.

In 2017, Neil became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. He received a Doctor of Letters from the University of St Andrews, is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College and is a Royal Society of Literature fellow. Born in the UK, Neil now mostly lives in America, and travels all around the world every year appearing at festivals, events and conventions.
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Rating details

303,731 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 37% (112,836)
4 39% (119,737)
3 19% (57,008)
2 4% (10,971)
1 1% (3,179)

Our customer reviews

Having read Good Omens and being impressed, I was disappointed with Smoke and Mirrors in places, BUT Stardust lifted my spirits again. His characters are believable (even the dead ones), his style of writing lets the eye flow over the words, leaving your imagination to paint its own images. A story well structured, well told and grounded in enough reality to maintain the interest of non sci-fi/fantasy readers. Stardust has been made into a film (sadly the film never lives up to the book), so read this before a film spoils it! I really really enjoyed this book, I have not read Anasi Boys (yet) so I can not compare it, but on its own it stands up well. What have you got to lose? This may help you find your heart's desire.show more
by Mr D Lewis
Boy goes on quest to prove to girl that he is worthy. The story has a somewhat standard beginning but is far from ordinary. Another fantastic book from a master storyteller. Life is the journey not the destination and so it is with this book. This is a wonderful journey that holds your attention and draws you into the world that Neil Gaiman has created. Highly recommended.show more
by steve sabine
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