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Stardust's bubble was burst by the movie adaption as far as I'm concerned.
I liked the book, but I didn't think it added anything that the movie didn't have, so, either it's one of the first movies in history to actually be better than the book, or the book was just average but perhaps better suited for the silver screen.
If you've seen Claire Danes' rendition of Yvaine, that's about as 3 dimensional as the character gets. She's a sulky, petulant sook.
The character of Tristan was a blur in my mind. I can only remember the female characters, so I was looking forward to reacquainting myself with him. Alas, he was the same fuzzy, ill-shaped character. Nothing exciting to report about any of the characters I'm afraid.
The writing style was full of fantasy, whimsy and wonder. The different characters Tristan met along the way was varied and amusing.
I don't think the book is worth visiting if you've seen the movie recently, but if you've not seen it for a while, perhaps reading the book will make you want to see the movie again.