Review: Stardust

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StardustStardust by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me start by saying that Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. I’ve been working my way through his catalog ever since I read American Gods a couple of years ago.

Although Stardust will not go down as my favorite of Gaiman’s works–that honor still probably goes to American Gods–I still enjoyed it thoroughly. Neil Gaiman has a way of telling stories that really appeals to me. He has a way of capturing magic and making it seem like the most natural thing.

He can also take well-used themes and retell them in unique and delightful ways. And that’s what Gaiman did with Stardust. Stardust is a fairytale complete with unlikely heroes, damsels in distress, and wicked witches, and, despite all that, it’s still a very charming story.