Book Talk: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Good

stardust neil gaiman

I watched this movie over the Christmas holidays last year and loved it. I love fantasy romance adventures like this one – the story was clever so I wanted to read the book. I liked the movie better – a rarity.

The story is about a fallen star rescued/captured by young Tristran Thorn whose objective is to take the star to his love, Victoria, in return for a kiss and hopefully marriage. A trio of witch sisters want the star’s heart to give them youth again, so the star is in great danger, although she does not entirely know it. The story follows Tristran and Yvaine on their journey back to Victoria.

If you only want to do one, I would watch the movie – it’s excellent.  I guess this is more movie talk than book talk…they’re both good!


1 Marie June 3, 2008 at 10:23 am

I loved this book. I read the book first and then saw the movie. I was a little disappointed that a few things were missing, but happy when they added a few things to the movie that made it better. They’re actually quite different, but both good in their own way.

2 Dami June 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm

For me the movie was also better because the characters were larger than life compared to the book: maybe I just couldn’t imagine them well enough while reading, but the way Yvaine and the ghosts were portrayed was much better than just reading how the Star is telling of Tristan or that the ghosts are watching.
Its true that the book and the movie are a bit different, but the book was very good and the screenwriter thus had very good foundations to build on.

3 Stephanie Shumway August 28, 2008 at 6:15 pm

I absolutely LOVED this movie and I didn’t realize that this was a book first! Awesome, now I have a book to be excited about reading. BTW- when on earth do you find time to READ???

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