Stardust: What do you think of the title?

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Stardust: What do you think of the title?

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1lorannen
jun 25, 2018, 12:11pm

What do you think of the title? Why is it called "Stardust"? Is there a more apt title you can think of?

2erinclark
jun 26, 2018, 2:34am

I think it is very well said, just right. I for one would not change it. Makes me dream of stars... :)

3kristilabrie
jun 29, 2018, 1:18pm

star•dust noun: a magical or charismatic quality or feeling.

Stardust sounds pretty magical, to me, and this book encapsulates that feeling very well. Not to mention, the plot is pretty focused around the star and all those who pursue her in the story. I'm not sure I can think of a better title!

4threadnsong
jun 29, 2018, 9:32pm

>3 kristilabrie: Agreed. "A Boy's Adventures" or "Walk Beyond the Wall" just fall far short of the many themes in this book (and movie).

5lorannen
jun 29, 2018, 10:11pm

I guess it makes me think of the literal dust Yvaine would turn into if she crosses wall, and that leaves me with a pretty negative feeling? I don't think I disliked the title when I first saw the movie (which was before I read the book).

6threadnsong
jun 29, 2018, 10:25pm

>5 lorannen: Oh, that's a good point about Yvaine turning to dust. Turns the idea of magical stardust into a very ironic and sad theme.

7erinclark
jun 30, 2018, 10:50pm

Yes, but she didn't right? A happy ending:)

8dougb56586
Redigeret: jul 1, 2018, 1:53am

>6 threadnsong:: Of course, with all the witches wandering around the Stormhold side of the wall, that wasn't a very safe place for fallen stars either!

9krazy4katz
Redigeret: jul 4, 2018, 10:03pm

Stardust makes me think more about magic than a single person - the fallen star. I think of dust - tiny pieces of magic - maybe they fall from stars - that cause creatures to meet at certain times, develop magical powers etc. One thing that didn’t make sense to me was the moon being the mother of the stars. I am too much of a scientist. I can understand how it might make sense poetically.