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Stardust by Neil Gaiman Book Review

What would you do to win the love of your life’s heart? Would you travel to the edge of the earth to prove you, love? Would you do to catch a fallen star? Well in this week’s book review I talk about a book that combines fantasy, magic, and adventure all in one story. This week I will be discussing the book Stardust by Neil Gaiman which also has a movie. But since this is a book review we will focus on that.

  • Title: Stardust
  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Page Count: 248
  • Goodreads: Here
  • Buy Book: Amazon

Synopsis:

The book Stardust on a boy named Tristan Thorn who lives in small England town that is surrounded by a wall. This wall keeps everything on the other side away. In the story Tristan is in love with a woman named Victoria Forester who pretty doesn’t think much of him and that he is a store merchant boy. One day Tristan who working in the store is visited by Victoria looking for ingredients to make rice pudding. Tristan asked to work her home after work. She luckily agrees and after work, they both walk home. On the way home, they take a walk to a hill looking down at the city. Watching the stars they are. Tristan there confesses his love to Victoria and tells her that he will do anything to marry her and get a kiss. Victoria laughs until she spots a beautiful shooting star sailing through the sky. Victoria wants the star. Tristan tells her that he will get for her if she wants. Victoria smiles and makes a deal that if Tristan goes to get the star and brings it back she will marry him and will kiss him. Tristan decides to do and sets off on a magical adventure to get the fallen star. On his journey into the world of Fairy learns that the world has more magic and adventure than he experienced.

Book Review:

Stardust is filled with adventure, witches, unicorns, and magic. The story also is a quest type of story and if you are some that love that type of thing and wish to tag along it’s for you. Stardust got to be one of my favorites from Neil Gaiman and I probably read it again and again because it’s so good. I also love the element of magically creatures the story and the way it’s written.  I totally recommend checking out and reading it yourself as well… Until my next book review keep on reading.

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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Book Review

How is your week going so far? Well, I have been brushing up on my knowledge for a math placement test and catching up on my favorite shows. This week’s review, I will be covering one of the books I read during the read-a-thon last week. The book is called Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. For those that never heard of Neil Gaiman, he is famous for many novels like Stardust, the Sandman graphic novels and more books which are mysterious and holds a lot of fantasy. The book Neverwhere was actually a book I have started years ago but then didn’t think I would pick it up and sold the book. And now for the read-a-thon, I decided to borrow it from the library and reread the book and finish it. I had a feeling now I will read it with a new mindset.

  • Title: Neverwhere
  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Page Count: 464
  • Buy Book: Amazon

Synopsis:

The book Neverwhere takes place in the city of London and centers around a man named Richard Mayhew. Richard is a man with a great life, a great job, nice place and fiancé who he is in love with. One night on the way to a meeting with his fiancé’s boss he sees a girl lying on the street covered blood. He goes to help her and leaving his fiancé he goes to his apartment and tries to help the wounded girl. Later he finds out her name is Door and is running away from two men who had something to do with the murder of her parents.

After Richard helps Door escape, he goes back to his normal life. The next day he wakes up and finds out he is invisible and goes to find Door to find answers which lead him to a secret world below the streets of London. A world of mystery, dark and a wonders. A world filled with underground tunnels to go beyond. Richard and Door help her find out who is behind her parent’s murder to help Richard get back the life he lost.

Review:

Neverwhere is amazing and a piece of art. In fact, I felt stupid for selling the book when I used to have and who knew I would be reading it again? Well, now I know to think before selling my books. The books is a dark and I was glued to the book and never wanted to stop reading. It’s that good. The characters themselves are fascinating from the villains in the story and Neil created the world beyond imagination. The plot itself has unpredictable plot twist and you wouldn’t know what’s going to happen either. I totally recommend picking up the book and reading. For those that are interested the links to the book is below and as always keep reading.

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