I read this book for my Goodreads reading challenge task #37 - I've seen the movie but I haven't read. Now this almost never happens to me. I'm the kind of girl where it is the RULE in my family that you have to read the book first. Unbelievably though, when the movie StarDust came out in 2007, I had no idea that this was a book. So here I am, with a book for this category. :)
I really enjoy and admire Neil Gaiman. I think he is an absolutely beautiful writer. I enjoyed Stardust very much. But, (I can't believe that I am about to say this) I liked the movie better. Why? Robert DeNiro. He was absolutely perfect as the pirate captain. I just loved everything about his character. And he was sadly missing in the book. Oh, he was there but they fleshed him out - literally - so much more in the movie.
Also, I think that the end of the book was a little skimpy. I wanted to know more about Tristan and Ygraine. While the book and the movie came to the same conclusion, I found the movie to be just a bit more satisfying.
I still give this one 4 out of 5 stars and if you are a Neil Gaiman fan or enjoy fantasy, this one is for you. I really recommend the movie. Very entertaining.