Continuing my series of book recommendations, today I will be featuring “Stardust,” by Neil Gaiman.
The fantasy work of Gaiman is unlike any other. In an age where too many books/movies/games follow the Tolkien method, Gaiman’s work is refreshingly original.
From the very outset, Gaiman paints a vivid narrative, so entrancing that you will forever gaze differently at the world around you. Taking place in the small town of Wall, during the mid 1800’s, Stardust primarily follows the early life of Tristran Thorne, a remarkable young boy who, for the love a girl, crosses the barrier between the normal, mundane world and into Fairieland.
I can’t escape from the power of Gaiman’s prose. While reading Stardust, your impressed by the beauty of every detail. Some writers can transport you through the simplicity of their words, some through their overt description. Gaiman simply puts the love of his story into his work; you feel it and in turn, grow to love it yourself.
Neil Gaiman is a modern master of fantasy. All those who claim even a mild interest in the genre must be acquainted with his work. Pick up a copy of “Stardust” to begin your journey.
Of course, here’s the Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stardust-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0061689246/ref=tmm_pap_title_0