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Read & Download Stardust ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï 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 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 y. Dear Mr GaimanDamn you Damn you straight to hell You've written beautiful faerie stories in your plainspoken postmodern prose and left my own projected frontiers woefully trodden It has nothing to do with your brilliance Had I been born before you I would most likely be the one writing clever novels about fallen stars and sly gods I would've I swearBut instead I was born forty years too late and your Faerie Neil do you mind if I call you Neil Your Faerie like all of your creations is a perfectly plausible reality praised by literary critics the literate's dollar and even the behemoth Movie Adaptation Your prose is simple if you'll pardon my saying so not elevated with exotic adjectives but simple and modern easily accessible solid uality prose This reflects nothing upon you of course your authorship is the perfect marriage of your own writing talent and our modern culture Shakespeare's work seems ridiculously complicated to us now but he wrote for the masses just like you Our masses do not value rhetorics metre or internal rhyme or I'm sure you'd write with such tools No Neil you write with one very powerful tool distilled imagination Escapism unreality creativity novelty and all their side effects When the surrounding world seems unbearable the ever growing fetus of imagination is hope In slavery in misery in poverty in isolation a person can escape into the brighter day of dreams or the unknown future or the magic of FaerieAnd in a world where the demons in the closet are thrust into a florescent laboratory where telescopes and cameras record the crags and terrain of places where once there were dragons where we identify which crannies of the human mind are responsible for fear or love or sorrow and even plot out their corresponding hormonal compositions for manipulation and control perhaps in such a world we must desperately escape into the unexplorable reaches of Faerie The rules are simple there Help anyone in need and graciously accept their payment Stick with unerringly polite manners but never let down your guard You need a sharp wit to go with a good heart Never eat faerie foodPopular vote does not elect poor leaders in Faerie Weapons are easily recognizable not hidden in letters or water bottles Death stands tall with his scythe and cowl instead of creeping behind health care bills and drug overdoses and when he does come death was either justified or will be avenged Villages in Faerie are rarely overrun with revolutionaries toting machine guns or skeletal toddlers with distended bellies The old do not die alone there Despite enchanted princes and disguised witches Faerie makes sense than our world and if it doesn't it's alright It's Faerie So we escape into your novels Neil and into the worlds of Harry Potter and Lyra Silvertongue and we love you for it or in my case hate you We are too jaded to suspend disbelief yet we ache for magic We won't creep into a darkened room for the show but demand that you blossom crystal snowdrops here in Times Suare your right hand outstretched for our inspection while your left clutches a Starbucks cup We cannot leave our world for Faerie any so you bring it to us in pleasurable words easily explainable hidden just beyond an English countryside wall or under our feet or in corners we don't examine too closelyPlease keep it up SincerelyLH

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Oung 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. A friend gave me this book and I decided to read it before going to see the movie since I'd heard so many rave reviews of the film If the movie hadn't been my carrot though I never would have made it through the first chapter let alone the entire story Let me say that I adore the fantasy genre check my book list so this is not outside my interest However in attempting to write a fairy tale for adults Gaimon completely missed the mark Apparently his idea of what makes a story for adults is generous sprinklings of gore violence and sex Considering that the rest of the story is written with child like simplicity these sections are jarring to say the least When I stumbled across the first somewhat graphic sex scene within a few dozen pages I literally stopped to double check what book I was reading Call me a prude but I don't think words like nipple and thrust really flow well in a fairy tale Also I defy any fantasy lover to not flinch in horror at Gaimon's brutal and gore spattered murder and subseuent dismemberment of the heroine's unicorn Pooling bodily fluids No thank youStill it's not so much the sex violence that disturbed me although if I liked that kind of thing I wouldn't be reading fantasy; it was that they were included in a tale lauded for its childlike adventure and whimsy Even the description here on goodreads compares it to Princess Bride the Neverending Story an insult beyond comprehension to works which demonstrate that with skill an author can in fact write a fairy tale for adults without employing R rated tactics Lest you think I am allowing several instances of violence and sex to ruin my opinion of the entire work let me address the actual plot line and writing Gaimon can write obviously but the plot is riddled with fantasy travel cliches oh he slept in a hayloft How original and tiresome caricatures The hero is an unsympathetic clod the star is referred to almost exclusively as the star rendering her an inanimate object than a living being and the rare nuggets of interest such as the lightning pirates and the mysterious kingdom brotherhood are glossed over in a few paragraphs And for a book that does not flinch from sex where is the romance between the star hero We endure their pedantic bickering the entire book only to be rewarded with a passionless declaration of love betwixt them by the end The ending is predictable yet less than satisfying since the evil witch ueen escapes justice and ultimately the star faces a lonely immortality bereft of her love Not exactly the stuff happy endings are made ofUPDATE I finally saw the movie and let me say how grateful I am that it is NOTHING like the book Other than borrowing the majority of the plot character names the movie is night day different employing a vast amount of humor charm where the book was violent and grim I only wish my perspective had not been tainted by the book

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StardustStar 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 imagini. This is the one case the ONLY case so far Edit not any Bridget Jones gets the honor too where I prefer the movie to the book I know it's a sacrilege and you can all burn me at the stake but it is nonetheless the truth It's also one of the few times I watched the movie before reading the book simply because I had no idea the book existed And I loved the movie I mean really really loved it So of course when I discovered it was based on a book I rushed to get it Now please don't get me wrong it's a good book It's a very very good book and I love how Neil Gaiman tried and succeeding at creating a dark fairytale Because it is very much a fairytale except it's probably not so much for kids as it is for adults It shows us that fairytales aren't all glitter and roses and good vs evil with happy endings for all the good guys It's a realistic fairytale That seems like such a contradiction and few other people than Neil Gaiman could make it work so thank god he's the one who wrote it The problem is that having watched the movie I wanted a fairytale All the things I loved the best about the movie weren't in the book and it's usually the other way around I was surprised too I mean no Captain Shakespeare No happy stars in the sky ending The movie was such a feel good one and the book Not so much Had I done it in the proper order book then movie I'm absolutely certain I would have felt differently about it but that's not how it is Both book and movie are amazing in their own right and perhaps I shouldn't even compare them but ah too late Still this is a great book and I really enjoyed it So don't rid yourself of the chance to get to know some fantastic characters and go on a proper fairytale adventure with no risk of sugar exposure