Finished Stardust

I finished reading the graphic novel version of Stardust Wednesday night and I have to say I really enjoyed the book. If I had any gripe with the book it would be that the final confrontation in the book wasn’t as “big” as I thought it would be. Would I read this book again? Oh yeah. I’m also looking forward to seeing the movie in the theater next week. Stardust will only be my second movie I have watched this summer, as I’ve been able to avoid the countless sequels, and no-brainer blockbusters. I’ll wait to see those on DVD (rented of course) 🙂 .

At the back of the novel, Neil Gaiman mentions that he would like to eventually revisit the town of Wall. I look forward to that. Actually, Susanna Clarke (of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell fame) has a story on her site that takes place in the Village of Wall. I had read this before, but I’m going to give it a second look.

One small note regarding the building collapse tragedy that has been in the news the past few days. One of the recurring nightmares I had as a child dealt with bridges and me careening off the bridge or the bridge collapsing. I can even remember one of these dreams from over twenty years ago and it still makes me shiver. This is rare for me as I rarely remember any of my dreams. I have faced this fear and have gotten over it, but I wonder if I might think twice the next time I’m on a bridge.

3 thoughts on “Finished Stardust

  1. I finally started Stardust last night. I like the atmosphere of the book so far, but I haven’t gotten far enough into it to really form any opinions. Really looking forward to the movie, though.

  2. My big fear is a tornado. I don’t think I could ever live in the midwest. When I drove all the way across the US back in 1992 anytime I saw black clouds and wind I would start to freak (not a good thing when you’re the driver).

  3. Rob – you’ll have to let me know if you see the movie. My wife and I are probably going to see it for our anniversary.

    Chris – I used to be scared of tornados. However, I live in a valley and it’s pretty unlikely we could get hit by a tornado.

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