Friday Book Share #4

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It’s been a while, but the tag is book: it’s Friday Book Share time!

This is a tag created by Shelley Wilson which helps us recommend books to our friends by telling them what we love about our favourite books. It’s absolutely lovely!

Does that sound amazing? You can do it too! Just complete the following for a book of your choosing:

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

And this time, I have chosen…

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Let’s begin!

First line of the book

There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb

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.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Tristran Thorn — Misguided village kid.

Delightful design

I’ve already shown you the cover of the edition I have, so let’s try a different, much cooler one…

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Image property of Harper Teen

Audience appeal

Do you like fantasy inspired in the Victorian era? Do you like fairy tales? Then you are the audience—though it’s hard imagine anyone not liking this! It’s such a lovely, unexpected, heart-griping tale that you’ll find it hard to put it down.

Personal anecdote: I remember buying this book in Blackwell’s South Bridge after moving into Edinburgh and reading it leaning on the columns of Calton Hill. The view was amazing, with the city below on one side and the sea on the other. That’s the perfect spot for reading!

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Yours truly used to spend his time reading here

Your favourite line/scene

“I am the most miserable person who ever lived,” he said.

“You are young, and in love,” said Primus. “Every young man in your position is the most miserable young man who ever lived.”

 

That is Stardust, by Neil Gaiman! Have you read it? What do you think about it?

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16 thoughts on “Friday Book Share #4

  1. I must read this! Neil Gaiman is such a great author. Somehow I missed this among his books. Was this made into a movie, or do I have it confused with another Stardust? (Although I didn’t see the movie either).

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