The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You
You may have heard somewhere that Neil Gaiman's Sandman series consistedof cool, hip, edgy, smart comic books. And you may have thought, "What the helldoes that mean?" Enter A Game of You to confound the issue even more, while at the same time standing as a fine example of such a description.... show more
You may have heard somewhere that Neil Gaiman's Sandman series consistedof cool, hip, edgy, smart comic books. And you may have thought, "What the helldoes that mean?" Enter A Game of You to confound the issue even more, while at the same time standing as a fine example of such a description. This is not an easy book. The characters are dense and unique, while their observations are, as always with Gaiman, refreshingly familiar. Then there's the plot, which grinds along like a coffee mill, in the process breaking down the two worlds of this series, that of the dream and that of the dreamer. Gaiman pushes these worlds to their very extremes--one is a fantasy world with talking animals, a missing princess, and a mysterious villain called the Cuckoo; the other is an urban microcosm inhabited by a drag queen, a punk lesbian couple, and a New York doll named Barbie. In almost every way this book sits at 180 degrees from the earlier four volumes of the Sandman series--although the less it seems to belong to the series, the more it shows its heart. --Jim Pascoe
Publish date: March 10th 1999
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: The Sandman (#5)
Series: Sandman #5 I wasn’t fussy over the artwork, but the story was really cool (the cuckoo and The Land and everything). I also really liked Wanda (eventually).
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: Take an apartment house, mix in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine, and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself, and you get this fifth installment of the Sandman s...
It took me a while to remember the connecting characters with Vol. 2, but the connections of various story lines really increases the enjoyment for me.
Genre: Supernatural / Horror / Fantasy Year Published: 1992 Year Read: 2012 Series: The Sandman #5 Publisher: Vertigo Comics Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume “A Game of You” definitely does not disappoint me! This t...
I tried to rate A Game of You lower than five stars, then I came to my senses. Gaiman's depiction of the relationship between Barbie and Wanda/Alvin won me in the end. Maybe I was thrown by the shift in scope from epic to personal. I was getting used to the idea of battles between Heaven and Hell, O...