The Dream Hunters
Featuring striking painted artwork, this love story, set in ancient Japan, tells the story of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk's... show more
Featuring striking painted artwork, this love story, set in ancient Japan, tells the story of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk's life. With the aid of Morpheus, the King of All Night's Dreamings, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves. This book also boasts an eight page section highlighting Yoshitaka Amano's amazing painted art.
Publish date: 1999
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Series: The Sandman
I picked this one up on impulse at the library, not knowing it was part of the 'Sandman' series. It reads much like the Chinese / Asian fables which I used to read when I was younger -- replete with magic, mysticism and fantasy. It's an illustrated work, though not a graphic novel, per se. The tone ...
Firstly, this is a very beautiful book thanks to Yoshitaka Amano's extraordinary paintings and the careful overall design. The telling is elegant.Secondly, the story is problematic for me. The onmyoji who is seduced by the vengeful lover slaughters his entire household; he is not the only one who su...
Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano? One of my favourite authors together! Sandman and Asian folklore? All the more reasons for me to asked this as a present for Christmas, many years ago.It's appealing also to people that usually aren't in such stuff, thanks to Gaiman's writing, I think. Yoshitaka Aman...
It would be unfair to finish this one in one sitting even if it is rather short. Better to read before you go to bed and let this fairy-tale and these images form the portal into your own dreams.This is a story of a Buddhist monk and a fox and the dream they dream together. Parts of it reminded me o...
This is more of an illustrated story than a graphic novel. Amano's artwork and the Japanese aesthetic rein in Gaiman's excessive tendency to throw in the kitchen sink, in this telling, retelling actually, of the story of the fox and the monk. The story is wonderful and the artwork even more so. ...