Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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by Neil Gaiman
Harper Perennial
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman

Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall—named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining…

It’s always nice listening to stories being told by the author. Stardust is narrated by Neil Gaiman. It was more like being told a bedtime story by my parents when I was younger than the usual reading of a book we’ve come to expect with changes to voice to sound like each character.

This book was somewhat dull, but entertaining. What was going on beyond the town of Wall was at times hard to follow or understand since it’s just like this made up world. I realize the irony since it was made up by the author, but even existing in that world, I would feel very lost.

I can’t say I recommend this book. Most seem to enjoy it or hate it from what I’ve heard. I myself gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible either.