Book Review: Stardust

StardustStardust by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first non-Good Omens book by Neil Gaiman that I’ve read. I really enjoyed it. There’s a good amount of silliness, and it’s really quite light hearted—something that I hear is very different from the rest of Gaiman’s work.

I think my favorite character is probably Yvaine, the Star, even though the story is really about Tristan, who just seems a bit too dim to really be easy to relate to.

I read this book after watching the movie, which I liked very much. The movie definitely emphasized different characters than the book, and even eliminated a few. In the book, the characters have more flaws in their personalities, although I’m not quite sure they feel deep. The movie also took out some of the (mild) melancholy of the very end of the book. I think that overall, I do prefer the movie, but that’s not to say I didn’t really enjoy reading the book. It just might have been better had I read the book first.

Book source: Free Library of Philadelphia

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