The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
"Wake up, sir. We're here." It's a simple enough opening line--althoughnot many would have guessed back in 1991 thatthis would lead to one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comics of the second half of the century.In Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman weaves the story of a man... show more
"Wake up, sir. We're here." It's a simple enough opening line--althoughnot many would have guessed back in 1991 thatthis would lead to one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comics of the second half of the century.In Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman weaves the story of a man interested in capturing the physical manifestation of Death but who instead captures the King of Dreams. By Gaiman's own admission there's a lot in this first collection that is awkward and ungainly--which is not to say there are not frequent moments of greatness here. The chapter "24 Hours" is worth the price of the book alone; it stands as one of the most chilling examples of horror in comics. And let's not underestimate Gaiman's achievement of personifying Death as a perky, overly cheery, cute goth girl! All in all, I greatly prefer the roguish breaking of new ground in this book to the often dull precision of the concluding volumes of the Sandman series. --Jim Pascoe
Publish date: December 7th 1993
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Sandman Collection (#1)
There really is not much to say besides how much I loved this graphic novel from beginning to end. I am glad that I just went and bought the first three novels. My library didn't have this copy, but also the one I read (volume 2) was much older and with these new editions I bought, I can see a lot e...
Turns out I remembered next to nothing of this volume from when I last read it over ten years ago. Go figure. Still liked it though. The story got me in an unexplicably deep and almost maudlin mood. Dare I say my thoughts started spiraling in the way of an existential mini-freakout. Dangerous things...
I gave this 3 stars today with the full knowledge that I very well might come back and add another one later - because it isn't the book itself that held me back. This was my very first foray into the world of graphic novels and comic books, and while this book was beautiful, it left me feeling like...
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: In 1916, Dream is captured and encased in a glass globe in a failed attempt by a fictional Edwardian magician (very much in the vein of Aleister Crowley) named Roderick Burgess to bind Death and attain immortality. Dream bides his time for decades until Burge...
Captivating. Couldn't put it down, even though it's 3am.