Penulis/Author: Neil Gaiman (1999)
Cetakan/Edition: Pertama, Januari 2007
Kategori/Category: Novel Dewasa
Most girls are probably an addict of pretty things in the world, and I happen to be one of them. Believe me or not, the cover of this novel is one of prettiest I’ve ever seen with glitters and a fairy, I fell in love with it on the first sight! Fairy is for babies? Not this time. This novel clearly states “This is a fairy tale for adults”; a perfect combination right? I strongly believe I deserve one, hahaha…
I read the book way back in early May after I bought it from TGA Senayan City. Who could resist such a pretty thing? Instantly, I was absorbed into Tristan’s quest of finding the fallen star. The boy made an impetuous vow to bring the fallen star to Victoria Forester, the prettiest girl in the village, in exchange for a kiss and her hand in marriage.
Crossing the border into the jungle behind the great wall, Tristan sets off to seek the location of the fallen star. Tristan looks different with her sister, and one won’t be mistaken to say that he is a half fairy. Long time back, on one of the nine-yearly Weekend Festival, his father got what his “Heart’s Desire”. On the fairyland, Tristan befriends with a hairy midget called “Terpukau” (translates as “Astonished”?) who helps him on his early days in the foreign land. The mission is not at all a trouble-free journey, for many parties want the fallen star for their own benefits. There’s the Witch Queen who wants the Star for rejuvenation, and there are the Stormhold Lords that seek for their sovereignty stone (which actually was the cause for the Star to fall down).
Fairy tale is always full of bizarre creatures, but “Stardust” is also an ordinary love story with jealousy and romance, even a dominant mother-in-law! Love, adventure and a magic, you could find a little H.C. Andersen, Grimm Brothers and even C.S Lewis here. Open the glittery cover, and be prepared to find many surprises. The softy paper, a fitting layout and a brilliant Indonesian translation make this book worth to spend the money and own it. Trust me.