The Sandman, Vol. 8: Worlds' End
When Brant and Charlene wreck their car in a horrible snowstorm in the middle of nowhere, the only place they can find shelter is a mysterious little inn called World's End. Here they wait out the storm and listen to stories from the many travelers also stuck at this tavern. These tales exemplify... show more
When Brant and Charlene wreck their car in a horrible snowstorm in the middle of nowhere, the only place they can find shelter is a mysterious little inn called World's End. Here they wait out the storm and listen to stories from the many travelers also stuck at this tavern. These tales exemplify Neil Gaiman's gift for storytelling--and his love for the very telling of them. This volume has almost nothing to do with the larger story of the Sandman, except for a brief foreshadowing nod. It's a nice companion to the best Sandman short story collection, Dream Country, (and it's much better than the hodgepodge Fables and Reflections). World's End works best as a collection--it's a story about a story about stories--all wrapped up in a structure that's clever without being cute, and which features an ending nothing short of spectacular. --Jim Pascoe
Publish date: July 1st 1995
Pages no: 166
Edition language: English
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Series: The Sandman -3 (#8)
When you start having dreams that you're in the world of the book you're reading, the author's doing something right.
Genre: Supernatural / Fantasy / Adventure Year Published: 1993 Year Read: 2012 Series: The Sandman #8 Publisher: Vertigo Comics Now just looking at the title of this volume “The Sandman: Worlds’ End,” you might be thinking that this might be the last volume of Neil Gaiman’s fantastic “Sandman...
Hints at the conclusion of the series wonderfully and my appetite for the Kindly ones is thoroughly whetted.
It's impossible to know what to expect in the Sandman series. Such great characters and fantastic storylines. Thoroughly entertaining.
Sure, it's a stopgap - a sort of foreshadowing of terrible things that'll be coming in the next volume - but it's also a delightful one. Gaiman takes on the traditional storytelling structures and delves even deeper into the fundamental building blocks of what it is to tell a story, creating a Russ...