198 pages, published 1999
Neil Gaimen is an author I have been intending to read for some time but had never quite managed to get to, so when the new Stardust movie came out, I thought I’d take the opportunity to get in and read the book before I saw the movie.
A lovely book, that read more like a fairy tale than I had anticipated, Stardust tells the story of a young man who sets off into the magical world beyond the village confines to retrieve a fallen star to impress the young woman he wishes to love. Of course, as is want with fairy tales, all is complicated when the star herself assures him that she has no intentions of being retrieved. 5/5