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product linkStardust
authorNeil Gaiman
date reviewed2000.03.17

This is a work of fantasy by the same author who brought us the excellent Sand Man 'comic books'. It's in something of the same tone, being a fairy tale set in a mythical almost-Earth of the last Middle Ages where magic works and people fear the night because evil stalks the darkness. It's about a quest, of course, but manages to steer clear of the overly serious, dry-as-bones nature of works like Raymond Fiest's Magician.

Gaiman's work tends to be an easy read, with workable characters and well-paced plots. I suspect that this one's written for a young adult audience, but it was a good read.

👍🏼 recommended

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The problem is not people being uneducated. The problem is that people are educated just enough to believe what they have been taught, and not educated enough to question anything from what they have been taught.

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