I really liked Stardust. Almost as much as I like A City in Winter, The Veil of Snows, and Swan Lake by Mark Helprin. I guess I don’t know quite what I was expecting, but for a modern written fantasy/faerie tale, it’s pretty good. I haven’t read any of Neil Gaiman’s work previously, but now I’m going to have to check out his other stuff.

Stardust is about the adventure a young man named Tristan Thorn has while somewhat foolishly venturing into Faerie to bring back a fallen star to his crush. A relatively traditional fantasy, with elves, fairies, witches and the like, Tristan eventually finds his true destiny. Its a basically clean story (I think I might rate it PG-13), but with one sex scene (though not that explicit) and several murders, so it is probably targeted toward adults. I look forward to watching the movie to see how it comes out in comparison (DVD is supposed to be available December 18).

Now on to read Beauty by Robin McKinley.


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