Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fantasy review

Neil Gaiman

Now that the movie is out, and the reviews are floating around, I thought it would be nice to remind the general public that Stardust was a BOOK first, and not the other way around.

Following the journey of young Tristan Thorn, on his quest to bring back a fallen star for the girl he loves, Neil Gaiman spins a gorgeous tale of faerie magic and moonlight. Although magical and romantic, Stardust is also very terrifying and cold, but in a rather mischievous manner. Seventeen year old Tristan, raised in the city of Wall, embarks on an innocent journey into the woods, into the Faerie realm, to find the one thing that will bring him love - a fallen star. With some curious help, he finds the Star, not realizing that this star - this Girl - would bring him more than his Heart's Desire. And he is not the only one looking for her. Tristan and the Star must face a unicorn, a witch-queen, an old merchant woman, an heir-to-the-throne and each other to find the greatest prize of all quests - true love.
Neil Gaiman's wonderful prose captivates the reader with mystery and imagery that evokes the fairy tales of old. Stardust is hard to put down, and leaves you wanting more. But, of course, it's Neil Gaiman, who would've thought otherwise?

NOW, go see the movie.

Five balls of yarn

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Who knew? Not I!

They're making Twilight into a movie!!! (MTV, but I'll take what I can get!) I'll be disappointed if it stars any popular teeny bopper celebrities. I have to agree with Stephenie Meyer on that. And her choice for Bella (Emily Browning) is someone I'd rather see play Alice. I'd like to see Violet be a vampire! :)

Twilight the Movie