2022 book club

november book

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

fantasy · romance · adventure | 200-300 pages

Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.


next club meeting date: Monday, Nov. 28 @7pm

discussion questions:
  1. Several characters are bound to another over the course of the novel - by debt, by magic, and by the rules of the world. What does the text explore the ideas of freedom and obligation?
  2. How is Tristran changed by his journey in Faerie?
  3. "Adventures," Tristran thinks, "are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and freedom from pain." Do you agree with his assessment?

GIF of Yvaine, a fallen star in the form of a young woman, saying 'But of course! Nothing says romance like the gift of a kidnapped, injured woman.'