Saturday, December 22, 2007

"Stardust," by Neil Gaiman

Tristran Thorn, (yes, it's Tristran, not Tristan) is a young man who is in love with, of course, the most beautiful girl in town, who couldn't care less about him. During an evening walk when the two see a falling star in the sky, Tristran proclaims that he will do anything for his beloved, even bring her the fallen star. So he sets off to the land beyond Wall, where no one is ever allowed to go, unaware that there are other, more dangerous, people also searching for the fallen star.

As always, Gaiman's writing is funny and imaginative. Stardust is a fanciful story that combines love, witches, pirates and even ghosts. And, as much as I liked the story, I loved the movie version even more. The colors! The scenery! The vibrant characters! Whether you prefer books or movies, get yourself a copy of Stardust.

Book, 4 stars
Movie, 4.5 stars


AzĂșcar said...

I have yet to see the movie, but when I read the book (wow, maybe 6-7 years ago?) I thought it was so sweet and fascinating.

i i eee said...

I have the movie coming to me this week from netflix -perhaps it won't be a mistake to see the movie before I read the book?

April said...

The movie really brought a lot more depth to the book, I think. There's some things missing that would have been really neat to see in the movie, but overall, I prefer the film version.