Teaser Trailer Tuesday is a new Book Blog Meme/Tag that we're starting at JAF Ink where one of our illustrious members posts a short and enticing review of a book they've read and recommend (or don't receommend, it all depends), without giving too many details/plot points away. Much like a teaser trailer!
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Synopsis: Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.
J of JAF's Tempting Tease:
When anyone asks me about Stardust, I explain that, to me, it’s a fairytale for adults. Neil Gaiman is, unsurprisingly, a fantastic storyteller. He has this ability to take you back to the tender age of “Once upon a time” where one line could catapult you into the world of imagination that is as deep and alive as you could imagine. This ability to awaken a reader’s unlimited imagination, where the words come to life on the page, is what Neil Gaiman graciously offers us in all his books. And why, I think, he is so popular. Mr. Gaiman, you are brilliant.
Stardust has all the right ingredients for a great story: adventure, love, and very interesting characters. You get to travel the world of Faerie with our hero Tristan and witness falling stars, strange creatures, pirates, and witches (among other things).
There is character development, a positive message, and enough adventure to keep you satiated for a long time. I loved every minute of this book, even with seemingly disparate plot points, everything ties together smoothly in the end. Through his journey, Tristan experiences unrequited love, naivety, and life-changing epiphanies. In Faerie, where nothing is as it seems, even falling stars have a code of honour, a humanity, which they live by, and brothers, dead or otherwise, vie for the throne.
All that, the humour, the heartache, the humanity within the fantastical, my friends, is how Neil Gaiman (who should be given a lordship by now if you ask me) creates a successful story time and time again. I am not surprised when Stardust is picked as some people’s favorite book from the vast collection of Gaiman's works. (But, of course, mine will always be American Gods)
I was enchanted by Stardust.
I highly recommend it for dreamers.