Neil Gaiman And Charles Vess' Stardust by Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman And Charles Vess' Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman And Charles Vess' Stardust

byNeil GaimanIllustratorCharles Vess

Paperback | July 1, 1999

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Winner of the American Library Award, Mythopoeic Award and World Fantasy Award for Best Artist!

It is here in Wall that young Tristran Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty--a woman who is as cold and distant as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. To gain the hand of his beloved, Tristran rashly vows to fetch the fallen star and embarks upon a lover's quest that will carry him over the ancient wall and into a world beyond his wildest imagingings...

NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS'S STARDUST features the New York Times best-selling author (THE SANDMAN) and one of the industry's best illustrators at the height of their creative powers.
Neil Gaiman is the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of AMERICAN GODS and CORALINE. His other books include the novels ANANSI BOYS, NEVERWHERE and STARDUST (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Awards as one of 2000's top ten adult novels for young adults) and the short fiction collections M IS FOR MAGIC, FRAGILE THI...
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Title:Neil Gaiman And Charles Vess' StardustFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.2 × 6.6 × 0.4 inPublished:July 1, 1999Publisher:DC ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:156389470X

ISBN - 13:9781563894701

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A cute story I love this little fairy tale story, though I felt that something was missing from this tale. After watching the movie, I felt that it was a good addition to the novel, adding the detail and depth to the danger, adventure and pulling the romance far from the book. I think it is highly comparable to The Princess Bride. The book gives some history to the story and adds some strange characters, but the movie certainly brings this tale to life.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Delightful story that fantasy fans will love.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Pretty good, was expecting a bit more
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute story! A nice little fairytale for adults.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love I prefer the movie version, but the book holds its own.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful Like the last unicorn but one step farther into the fantasy land.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I actually didn't enjoy the movie and wasn't keen on reading this book but I am so glad I did. I love Neil Gaiman and Stardust was basically the only book I had left to read out of all of his. It is wonderfully written, as is expected by Gaiman, with a rich, beautifully complex world. Loved the characters, loved the plot, and the pace of this story is perfect. SO GOOD. READ IT!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute! Love this story. I've read this book countless times and seen the movie just as many. Well worth it!
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gift giving I gave the book as a gift and it was well received by the reader.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely fairy tale for adults I really enjoyed this even though I'm not one for fantasy novels. It was a fun read with great little twists on fairy tale tropes. Only complaint is that it occasionally slowed down in places that seemed like they should be more climatic or spent just a little too long explaining/describing something.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing fantasy adventure I loved this book. It has a multi-level plot but is still an easy read. The characters are complex and easy to love. I also recommend the movie adaptation of this novel, it is extremely underrated.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good After reading Good Omens and American Gods, I had pretty high hopes for Stardust. It was good, with some very interesting devices, but altogether I did not find this one to be a page-turner like the others. Still worth a read!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Neil Gaiman Book! Must read for anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, fairy tales, and Neil Gaiman.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book So magical and fun. Keeps you on the edge of your seat
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good! Great story! adventurous and fun!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adventure! The movie was super cute so I decided to read the book. This was just as fun and way more detailed.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a favourite This is one of my favourite books, it's a delightful fantasy/adventure
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book A light story filled with fantasy and magic.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Like all of Gaiman's books, this one is full of fantasy and magic that any age will enjoy.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny I really like this book was funny and something different.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! It's very interesting read, not a difficult read at all but it. Honestly it was just a very pleasant read, i loved it!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #plumreview A magical story filled with action, adventure, whimsy and off-kilter humour, Stardust will enchant young and old readers alike.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this! Fantastic fairy tale, wonderfully romantic.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This is a good fantasy story, light and fun to read.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really good story So I saw the movie first back when I was a little kid and I didn't even know it was a book. I saw the movie again back in August and decided I would look for the book. I just finished reading it and I have to say, I liked the book but I quite honestly prefer the movie. I don't usually ever say that but I am for this book. There are so many differences between the book and movie It's almost hard to tell that they're related.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written and illustrated Recommended for anyone that likes a good fantasy story.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for all readers I always recommend "Stardust"-- especially this illustrated edition. "Stardust" is the prefect book for those who read regularly and those who struggle to find the desire to read. It hooks you from the start and the illustrations illuminate and compliment the masterfully written tale.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely story. I bought this book before it was a movie and loved it. The movie was a good representation. Such an adorable love story hidden in the magic of a fantasy land. well done Neil!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching Fantasy For anyone who's ever been fascinated by the stars, this is a wonderful new way to think of the celestial sphere! Really amazing storyline, and not predictable, but a sweet and touching fantasy that I hope will become a classic. How would you catch a falling star?
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! This is my favourite book of all time! Well favourite fairly tail anyways :)
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I really like Neil Gaiman's brand of fantasy. Unlike most fantasy novels, in his you know that anything could happen because they don't follow convention. I also love his novels where he creates two parallel worlds, such as in Neverwhere and, of course, Stardust. Definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Storytelling at its finest. All my favourite things mixed together and presented in one volume. Neil Gaiman is a satisfying read no matter the tale.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this book. It starts a little slow but stick with it, once you meet the star you will fall in love with her. Neil Gaiman is a wonderful writer and develops strong female characters! Enjoy this great read!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neil Gaiman's heros are not bigger than life, they are struggling with values, relationships and maturing. This is my third Gaiman story and each main character does not get to the end of the story unscathed, just like life. But proudly, they are self-sufficient and believably strong. A little magic and fantasy along the way just make the reading fun. I highly recommend this book to young adults and even parents raising preteens for the refresher in values.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! I have seen the movie countless times and decided to read the book. I am glad I did, for it is definitely worth it. :)
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stardust Just as magical as I had expected it would be.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Adult Fairy tale Tristran Thorn is a young man who lives on a farm in the English countryside. He is besotted with Victoria Forester who promises to marry him if he brings her a falling star. Thorn's village, Wall has a gap where he can enter the world of his mother, a faerie. Thorn goes on a quest to bring back the falling star. This starts the most amazing adventure involving faeries, pixies and gnomes, unicorns, witches and ships that sail in the nighttime sky. This is a easy wonderful fantasy read.
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yeah...Don't read this. I read this when I was in grade 7. I saw the movie trailer and It looked like a great movie so I thought that maybe I'd like to read the book first. It sounded like it would be great. Nope. I was wrong. This book isn't for kids, It is very graphic and sexual and I just want to warn you before you pick it up that when I read this in grade 7, it kind of scarred me a bit and it is nothing like the movie so...just be warned.
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written Stardust is a very interesting fantasy novel. It's beautifully and creativly written. It has many great criterea, and interesting ideas to offer this genre. It has youth seeking wishes, a closed off city with a wall leading to an interesting world, princes fighting for the crown, and a young man looking to impress his lover. And a star, who everyone is after. Gaiman did not miss a mark in the amazing, and beautifully written novel. Stardust will hook you from the very begining to the very end, Gaiman did a great job with his idea: Catch a Fallen Star.
Date published: 2009-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grown-up Fairy Tale Neil Gaimon creates a world of mystery, intrigue and make-believe in Stardust. The story follows a young man, Tristran Thorn on the hunt for a fallen star, his blinding love for Victoria and his desire to apease her with this unique birthday gift. The majority of the tale takes place in the land of faerie. To enter this magical world is simply to cross a mysterious wall in a village aptly named Wall. However this entrance is guarded 24/7 by the local villagers, allowing no-one to cross. Readers who have seen and enjoyed the movie, but have never read the book, should regard both as seperate entities. The movie storyline veres from the book, and certain events are greatly altered to add additional dramtic effects. Personally I enjoyed both regardless of the differences. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys the escape that only books can offer; to worlds beyond our own where unicorns exist, lightening can be caught and immortality has its price.
Date published: 2009-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Skip it This book is not very good at all. The movie was much better in all aspects. I read it one time and that was one time too many.
Date published: 2009-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than people told me Although a couple of people told me that this book wasn't the greatest, I really loved it. It's worth a second read, I think. The movie was still better (the plot twists not so obvious, and the pirates were funnier, as well as fight scenes) but the book won for cuteness, and better explaining the fairy world. It's a story about growing up, but doesn't make a lot of reference to it, and reads much more like Coraline than his Neverwhere or American Gods books, but with some sex/sexuality, so it's not for little kids (possibly unlike the movie).
Date published: 2008-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Captivating Piece of Fantastical Literature Gaiman has created a small bit of wonder that stands out among all other fantasy titles I've read. The tale is at once dark, slightly crafty, and sometimes cute, while managing to have characters cunning and courageous. An easily accessible read to the fantasy aficionado in all of us, it holds a touch of brilliance; Gaiman has scribed a wondrous tale.
Date published: 2008-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Escapism at its Best Neil Gaiman has long been revered as a weaver of worlds second to none. Having read and been blown away by Smoke & Mirrors I decided to take the plunge and read his full-length novel. I was not disappointed. It's a fresh, hip, romantic fairy tale set in a world not old or new but somehow timeless. The characters are deep and interesting and there's even an appearence by Tori Amos if you watch closely enough. It's simply a fantastic little story.
Date published: 2001-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stardust Absolutely astounding! Gaiman writes a world unlike any other, you will fall right into this book. A tale that blends a fantasy and love story so very well is nothing short of a gem, once imersed in Gaimans rich and unforgetable world you won't be able to put it down until the last pages have been read over many times. A truly satisfying and rewarding read.
Date published: 2001-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderfull book! READ IT!!!!! This is my all time favorite book, it has wonderfull fantasy and love, the plot and charactures are well rounded, which is a nice change from many books that fall short of this *in my mind* masterpeice. Though I found the introduction to be quite long, I have read this book many many times *Im gonna have to buy it again, its falling apart!!* and every single time, Neil Gaimans writting captures me and I can never put it down!!! This book is worth every single penny, and no one should be without it!!
Date published: 2001-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mystical wonders This is a wonderful fantasy novel. If you liked his 'Neverwhere' and 'Sandman' stories then you will also fall in love with this book. It is not childish, it is not as surreal as the previous books, but it is perfectly written as a light mystical bedtime story. Perfect to read before sleep, that is if you can put the book down until you finish reading the mystic tale. But when you do finish, somehow you can sleep in confort and peace.
Date published: 2000-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Wonderous After finishing Stardust, I felt that rare sense of joy that one gets after reading an exceptional story. You know what I mean. The feeling that you found something magical. That you were somehow lucky enough to stumble onto a little secret. But also that sting of disappointment when you reach the last page and wish there was more. If you could capture and bottle such a thing then Neil Gaiman has accomplished it again with this book. I say again because having read Neverwhere a few years back, I felt the need to express how much I enjoyed it. As things go, I never did as everyday life often gets in the way and diminishes inspiration to wayward intentions. Hopefully I fulfill my prior obligation as I urge you to read Stardust (and the other book for that matter). For as you may suspect, countless wonders await you in the land of Faerie. But beware enchantments of sleepless nights if you dare crack the book open and start the page. Remember to be polite, take no gifts and remember you are a guest in Faerie for there are rules. When you start a journey, there are always rules.
Date published: 2000-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinations from the town of Wall Stardust - a magical , captivating story that takes you in and doesn't let you out till the very end. This story lets you get lost in a world of fantasy and wonder. Nothing about this book is less than amazing and anyone who truly believes in faeries and magic should definetly become absorbed...
Date published: 2000-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it!!! This book was a wonderful fairy tale. I could not put it down. I really enjoyed it. I laughed, I cried, I finished this book only to want more.
Date published: 2000-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching Neil Gaiman has often dazzled us with his ability to spin tales of the uncanny, the mythical and the downright bizarre. He has succeeded once again in STARDUST, a faerie tale for adults. Although there is a hardcover edition, and a paperback version coming soon, I greatly recommend the DC Comics version; Vess's art enhances the storytelling in ways better experienced than described. I know not how to synthesize the plot for this review; all I can say is that if you have any touch of the whimsical within, read this and marvel at what Mr. Gaiman has achieved.
Date published: 1999-11-29