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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Stardust

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
I didn't even know that Stardust was a book before it was a movie! How pathetic is that? Also, I seem to be on a Neil Gaiman kick. Currently, there are three of his books on the top of my To Be Read pile. And I really loved this movie (and Robert Deniro's character).

Tristan Thorn isn't exactly a stud with the ladies, so when the beautiful Victoria promises her hand in marriage if he will find her a fallen star, the poor shop boy sets off on a journey that will take him across the Wall and into the mythical land of Faerie, where feuding royalty and greedy witches complicate Tristan's quest.

Here's the Teaser:
"He looked back and fancied that he could see the lights of Wall behind him, wavering and glimmering as if in a heat-haze, but still inviting.And he knew that if he turned around and went back, no one would think any less of him for it--not his father, nor his mother; and even Victoria Forester would likely as not merely smile at him the next time she saw him, call him "shop-boy," and add that stars, once fallen often proved difficult in finding." 
- pg. 72, Stardust by Neil Gaiman


Anya Millar said...

Ok, now I want to know why he's running... Great tease!

Thanks for dropping by earlier :)


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Shari said...

I've not read this book, but I loved the movie:) Shari
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Shelley Munro said...

I haven't read the book or seen the movie. Nice teaser though :)

Jessica G. said...

Shelley - You should watch the movie! It's really good! Has some big names in it, too: Michele Pfiefer, Claire Danes, Robert Deniro, and a few other that I can't remember off the top of my head.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant teaser! Here is my TT xx

sinn said...

Great teaser! I loved this book when I read it. It is a very rich story. However, I find myself liking the ending in the movie better than the book. Mostly due to the reaction of the witch. You'll have to tell me what you think when you're done.

LoL, if I had been reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth while camping, I might have gotten a little creeped out, too ^_~

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

sinn @ sinnful books

Miss Angie said...

LOVE that move, and I hear the book is so much better. I really want to read that.

Christine Rains said...

Love that book.

Anonymous said...

I was the same, not knowing about the book before the movie. I think I actually prefer the movie in this case and who dosen't like the flamboyant Pirate Captain character. Funniest bit in the movie is when De Niro is dancing around in woman's clothing.

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