Neil Gaiman has spent his adult life making things up and writing them down. He lives more in America than he does anywhere else. He has written books and films and children’s books and television. He has a blog over at http://www.neilgaiman.com. He’s won more than his fair share of literary awards, was voted twenty-first equal on a recent poll of Great British Authors, and has no idea where he put his keys.
The book in one sentence: A star has fallen and many are desperate to get ahold of her, but her true love beat the odds!
Who would you recommend it to: Adults who would like to read an adult fairy tale. Err, adult fairy tale does not necessarily mean it contains sexy bits… there are a little bit of that, though. 😉
OK bits: The way Gaiman writes his prose is enchanting.
Boring bits: Some parts where it differed from the movie – Captain Shakespeare is for sure more entertaining than Captain Alderic. Didn’t really like the ending too, but it’s purely my personal taste that fairy tales should have happy endings.
Random review quote:
“Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him” — Stephen King
Verdict: I watched the movie first before reading the book, and I tend to like the version that I encounter first when it comes to book-versus-film. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this. I definitely prefer the movie, but this book is pretty good stuff too!