“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.”

Gaiman’s claim to fame, beyond the simple genius of his creativity, is his ability to weave a story that is both captivating and relatable. He takes the very real aspects of the human condition and weaves them with threads of magic to create something new and spectacular. Stardust is no different. Tristan Thorn lives in the town of Wall, where he has fallen in love with a beautiful young maiden. He promises to retrieve a fallen star for her, a task that sends him on an adventure full of magic and peril.