Neil Gaiman’s Stardust is a fairy tale, fantasy, novel for adults. Set in a unique and magical world, which can be found with just one step from the town of Wall through a gap in an actual wall.  With a typical fairytale style plot, the hero; Tristan Thorn goes in search of a fallen star and, of course, gets more than he bargained for when he first sets foot in Faerie.

A brilliantly written tale with several groups of characters who all cross paths at some point in this cleverly woven together plot. An easy to read and captivating story; with humour, intelligent use of nursery rhymes and fairy stories and beautiful descriptions of both the quaint town of Wall and The Land of Faerie.

At times, the story was a little predictable but this may be due to the fairytale genre. The inter-weaving and linked sub plot of each character, however, adds a little more unpredictability to the book, making in a good read. If you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman’s novels or even the film version of this book then I would recommend giving Stardust a read.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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