Stardust - Neil Gaiman


By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
From 496 Ratings


New York Times Bestselling Author

Give the gift of STARDUST!

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.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.


  • Boring

    By lydiabm
    I couldn’t get through 100 pages. There was way TOO MANY long descriptions going on. It was so hard to tell if a scene change and who was who. I felt like the characters had no personality. It was slow as well. Loved the movie though 😊
  • A gripping adventure from start to finish

    By CamTheJam C.T.J
    Neil Gaiman’s Stardust is a must read for anyone who is a fan of fantasy or adventure. READ IT
  • Not bad, pleasant light reading

    By winny456
    Hmmm….Well, I finished it (that says a lot as I won’t finish a book if I’m not interested) I don’t think I should have watched the movie first. The ending of the book seemed anticlimactic with one of the villains, I thought that was a shame, so I ended the book with a “that’s it?” kind of feeling. However, the characters were well created and I wanted to know what would happen to them in their journey. I also love the basic idea of the story, very very creative. Mr. Gaiman tends to have very creative story ideas, so I was pleased with his unique star fallen idea. All in all, not a bad read, just don’t expect a big grand finale like the movie. :)
  • Fairytale in the Truest Sense

    By kanncook
    Lyrical language covers all the aspects you expect in a fairytale, but with the twists and turnings of an interesting and fun read. A satisfying story that leaves nothing dangling loose at the end.
  • a favorite

    By zrev01
    love it
  • Critically acclaimed for a reason

    By SafeTinspector
    The prose is almost florid, the settings sketched out in a way that rightly assumes the reader has familiarity with standard fantasy fares and tropes; but the plot, with its beats only predictable enough to make a reader feel clever, is satisfying enough to keep the pages turning all the way to its fulfilling conclusion. I do, however, feel as if there is a bit of that Gaiman sexism here; there is a female protagonist’s companion and object of affection, but she exercises nearly no agency of her own and is treated much as a prize or possession while justifying it all as a rescue.
  • The best!!

    By Epona@11111
    Neil Gaiman never disappoints!!!
  • Missing the last chapter

    By zenfrodo
    First, while the very 1st run of Stardust was illustrated, later editions were not. The illustrations by Charles Vess are not necessary to the story, and the tale is still a wonderful fairy tale without them. However, THIS BOOK IS MISSING THE LAST CHAPTER. I have a hardcopy of Stardust in front of me, and there's a final, bittersweet chapter that wraps up the tale of Tristan and Yvaine which is not in this version. The story suffers without it. Save your money and buy the hardcopy, folks.
  • A fun, fanciful read.

    By Sassaphrassy
    Loved it, it's a perfect little story.
  • Lovely

    By Madame de Soire et Lune
    This book was absolutely charming in every way. The characters and storyline were unique and interesting. The only complaint I have (well not even a complaint, but a comment) is that at parts of the journey that would have built the emotion between Yvain and Tristan he did what every elementary school writing teacher tells us not to do. He told instead of showing. Maybe I like my books a little too flowery, but he sometimes skipped over things I would have loved to read. But over all he writes beautifully and I would highly suggest this book.