Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes: 1 - Neil Gaiman Reviews
Description:ISBN 1563890119 / Genre: Graphic Novels / Comics / Author: Neil Gaiman / Edition: Pap/Cdr / Paperback / 240 Pages / Book is published ... more
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Pages: 240, Paperback, DC Comics
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by - written on 27/11/11 (Very useful, 5 readings)
I don't think I could ever overstate how much I love this entire series. This book introduces us to the characters and universe of The Sandman, a graphic novel series which brings a thousand stories into one. This book is a must for anybody who loves fantasy, myths or good old fashioned fairy tales, even if you have never picked up a graphic novel before. In this book we are introduced to Dream of the Endless who at the start of this book has been imprisoned for decades. Dream or Morpheus is the personification of dreams and stories, one of the 7 Endless (Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair and Delirium) who have existed throughout all time. This book tells ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/08/09, updated on 17/09/09 (Very useful, 11 readings)
Preludes and Nocturnes is the first of ten volumes in Neil Gaiman's much acclaimed Sandman series. It follows the personification of Dream as he is captured by mortals, escapes and searches for his personal artefacts that compliment his power. Overall I found this book to be a very easy read. The story is engaging, and the artwork compliments it well. Though it is usually Neil Gaimen who gets all the acclaim as the writer, the artists must really be congratulated as well. The story is great, but without the excellent artwork it wouldn't be nearly as compelling. The main character is The Sandman, or Dream, and throughout this book it becomes very ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/07/00, updated on 23/07/00 (Very useful, 52 readings)
Preludes and Nocturnes opens Neil Gaiman's amazing Sandman saga. Gaiman mixes in mythology and folklore from a wide range of sources to produce a detailed and intelligent modern fantasy. Unlike DC's original Sandman, Gaiman's Sandman isn't a costumed hero, but an anthropomorphisation of Dreams, probably originating from Sleep in Greek mythology. The first book tells the story of Dream's escape from imprisonment and subsequent journey to collect some of his artifacts and regain his power. The journey takes him to various locations on Earth and down to Hell. Dream is an intelligent and mysterius central character, relying on cunning to achieve ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/04/11 (Useful, 9 readings)
In the first collection of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed Sandman comic, we quite possibly find his best work. We are treated to one of the most detailed and vibrantly fantastical worlds ever to have been seen in comic books. In fact the second half reads as if it is a much better version of Milton's Paradise Lost (yes, I'm a philistine). The artwork does not limit the imagination, it simply fuels it. Gaiman and artists Kieth, Dringenberg and Jones have fleshed out a universe so teeming with life that upon reading Preludes and Nocturnes, you will have no doubt that there is enough to cover in the next ten collections. And in Dream, with his dead ... Read the complete review