35 stars Neil Gaiman and I have a love hate relationship and I hope that bothers him as much as it bothers me He s a gifted writer and I keep thinking that I ought to love everything he writes but so far his books have struck me either as so bizarre and off utting that i so bizarre and off Learn C Programming: A beginner's guide to learning C programming the easy and disciplined way putting that I t get into it American Gods hauntingly beautiful but kind of This is the one case the ONLY case so far Edit not any Bridget Jones gets the honor too where Irefer the movie to the book
I it s a sacrilege and you can all burn me at know s a sacrilege and you can all burn me at stake but it is nonetheless the truth It s also one of the few times I watched the movie before reading the book simply because I had no idea the book existed And I loved the movie I mean really really loved it So of course when I discovered it was based on a book I rushed to get it Now Among the Cities please don t get me wrong it s a good book It s a very very good book and I love how Neil Gaiman tried and succeeding at creating a dark fairytale Because it is very much a fairytale except it srobably not so much for kids as it is for adults It shows us that fairytales aren t all glitter and roses and good vs evil with happy endings for all the good guys It s a realistic fairytale That seems like such a contradiction and few other Anne Frank (Little People, Big Dreams) people than Neil Gaiman could make it work so thank god he s the one who wrote it Theroblem is that having watched the movie I wanted a fairytale All the things I loved the best about the movie weren t in the book and it s usually the other way around I was surprised too I mean no Captain Shakespeare No happy stars in the sky ending The movie was such a feel good one and the book Not so much Had I done it in the The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer: A Complete Guide to the Best Beers from Around the World proper order book then movie I m absolutely certain I would have felt differently about it but that s not how it is Both book and movie are amazing in their own right anderhaps I shouldn t even compare them but ah too late Still this is a great book and I really enjoyed it So don t rid yourself of the chance to get to know some fantastic characters and go on a Adventures in Engineering for Kids: 35 Challenges to Design the Future - Journey to City X - Without Limits, What Can Kids Create? (Design Genius Jr.) proper fairytale adventure with no risk of sugar exposure A friend gave me this book and I decided to read it before going to see the movie since I d heard so many rave reviews of the film If the movie hadn t been my carrot though I never would have made it through the first chapter let alone the entire story Let me say that I adore the fantasy genre check my book list so this is not outside my interest However in attempting to write a fairy tale for adults Gaimon. Young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to beautiful Victoria Forester But Victoria is cold and distant as distant in fact as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening For the covetedrize of Victoria's hand Tristran vows to retrieve the fallen star and deliver it to his belove.
Download StardustCompletely missed the mark Apparently his idea of what makes a story for adults is generous sprinklings of gore violence and sex Considering that the rest of the story is written with child like simplicity these sections are jarring to say the least When I stumbled across the first somewhat graphic sex scene within a few dozen ages I literally stopped to double check what book I was reading Call me a rude but I don t think words like nipple and thrust really flow Well In A Fairy Tale in a fairy tale I defy any fantasy lover to not flinch in horror at Gaimon s brutal and gore spattered murder and subseuent dismemberment of the heroine s unicorn Pooling bodily fluids No thank youStill it s not so much the sex violence that disturbed me although if I liked that kind of thing I wouldn t be reading fantasy it was that they were included in a tale lauded for its childlike adventure and whimsy Even the description here on goodreads compares it to Princess Bride the Neverending Story an insult beyond comprehension to works which demonstrate that with skill an author
can in fact write a fairy tale for adults without employing R rated tactics Lest you think I am allowingin fact write a fairy tale for adults without employing R rated tactics Lest you think I am allowing instances of violence and sex to ruin my opinion of the entire work let me address the actual lot line and writing Gaimon can write obviously but the Rocker (Chateau Babylon Book 1) plot is riddled with fantasy travel cliches oh he slept in a hayloft How original and tiresome caricatures The hero is an unsympathetic clod the star is referred to almost exclusively as the star rendering her an inanimate object than a living being and the rare nuggets of interest such as the lightningirates and the mysterious kingdom brotherhood are glossed over in a few How I Became a Spy paragraphs And for a book that does not flinch from sex where is the romance between the star hero We endure theiredantic bickering the entire book only to be rewarded with a Déjate llevar (Spanish Edition) passionless declaration of love betwixt them by the end The ending isredictable yet less than satisfying since the evil witch ueen escapes justice and ultimately the star faces a lonely immortality bereft of her love Not exactly the stuff happy endings are made ofUPDATE I finally saw the movie and let me say how grateful I am that it is NOTHING like the book Other than borrowing the majority of the The Southern Woman New and Selected Fiction plot character names the movie is night day different employing a vast amount of humor charm where the book was violent and grim I only wish myerspective had not been tainted by the book The world building the. D It is an oath that sends the lovelorn swain over the ancient wall dividing the village from the adjacent meadow and Perundang Undangan Madjapahit propels him into a world that is strange beyond imagining But Tristran is not the only one seeking the heavenly jewel There are those for whom itromises youth and beauty the key to a kingdom Tumors of the Uterine Corpus and Trophoblastic Diseases product of his father s wandering gaze and a fairy lass who in a fit of youthfulassion makes an improbable romise the hottest girl in the village Victoria Apple Of His Eye Demands For Tristan Crosses The apple of his eye demands for Tristan crosses the between our world and theirs in search of a fallen star And thus begins his harrowing journey through the gap in the Wall and into the land of fairy to find an unwitting and unwilling starThis story read like an ancient tale handed down from generation to generation The only thing that threw me out of it was the weird sex Gaiman always always strong arms some sex into the books and while it did further the lot I think that
events would Commentatio de feminarum in graviditate mutationibus nec non de causis uibus fiat ut integra earum valetudo cum hisce mutationibus consistat played out exactly the same without the naked bits thrown in to titillate the audienceThat being said the rest of the book was magnificent Very rarely someone comes to Wall knowing what they are looking for and theseeople they will sometimes allow through There is a look in the eyes and once seen it cannot be mistaken This is the kind of book that makes you wonderwhat if And hope for the less likely answerI would highly recommend the fully illustrated edition of this book Stardust Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie there s something about having Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain pictures on nearly everyage that brings this book to the next level Audiobook CommentsI read and listened to this novel The audiobook narrator Neil Gaiman himself did an excellent jobthough if Tourism [OP] push came to shove I dick the illustrated edition For the record the movie betterYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Inevitably I was reading this against the movie and I m here to say that I think the movie and the book are both brilliant So haI love the movie It s absolutely wonderful And I loved the book But they are uite different The novel definitely feels adult Not because it has adult themes just in the overall tone and language The movie is definitely family friendly The movie is wittier and funnier and sillier and faster The English Nation: The Great Myth paced and the book is slower and whimsical and felt grounded in reality even though it s surrounded in magic. Nd the rejuvenation of dark dormant magics And a lad compelled by love will have to keep his wits about him to succeed and survive in this secretlace where fallen stars come in many guises and where uests have a way of branching off in unexpected directions even turning back upon themselves in space and in ti. ,the events would