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Sandman : Ewige Nächte (The Sandman #12)

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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  17,996 ratings  ·  466 reviews
Featuring the popular characters from the award-winning Sandman series, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS reveals the legend of the Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction are seven brothers and sisters who each lord over their respec ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 2006 by Panini Comics (first published 2003)
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Ronyell
4.5 stars!

After reading almost all of Neil Gaiman’s fantastic run on the “Sandman” series (to the point where I called the year 2012 “The Year of the Sandman” since I had spent the year reading the Sandman comics), I wanted to read Neil Gaiman’s latest story on the “Sandman” series, “The Sandman: Endless Nights,” even though The Sandman, Vol. 10: The Wake was actually considered the final story arc in the “Sandman” series. “The Sandman: Endless Nights,” which is also a Bram Stoker Award winner
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Trebro
Singer-songwriter Fish has a line about returning to your past. When asked, as he often is at concerts, to play one of the seminal songs from his former band Marillion, he responds, "I'm not playing fucking Grendel!" His point is that to try and relive the past like that would make no sense--he can't sing it the way he used to, the meaning's not there. It would be nostalgic at best, off-key at worst. Trying to relive something you did years ago and have moved on from is not the best plan.

Which b
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Brooke
Endless Nights was written years after the Sandman series ended - Gaiman returns his characters and provides a story for each of the 7 Endless.

I liked some stories better than others, and for the first time, I think my 4th star in my rating for this book is solely because of the artwork. It's a little more interesting and experimental than what was in the rest of the series - Despair's and Delerium's stories are really noteable in this aspect. While their stories weren't my favorite (my beloved
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Airiz C
Endless Nights is a sevenfold compilation of stories featuring each of the Endless, set in various times ranging from when the solar system is not yet a system in itself to the period after Lord Morpheus’ downfall. I enjoyed it for the most part, but some tales didn’t quite quench my thirst for a satisfying treat concomitant to the phenomenal ten-volume series.

SPOILERS ABOUND. The first installment, “Death and Venice,” is divided into two narratives: one about a kingdom in Venice whose duke made
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Jeraviz
Mientras los humanos sueñen, desesperen, deseen, deliren, destruyan y mueran, existirán los Eternos.
Y Neil Gaiman estará allí para contarnos sus historias.
Una obra maestra.
Bruna Prior
"Noites Sem Fim" é o retorno de Neil Gaiman (obrigado por existir!) ao universo dos perpétuos (Devaneio, Deleite/Delírio, Desejo, Desespero Destruição, Destino e Morte) após o encerramento da série Sandman. trata-se de uma coletânea de sete contos - um para cada perpétuo - ilustrada por sete grandes quadrinhistas, como Dave Mckean (Asilo Arkham, Violent Cases, todas as capas maravilhosas da série Sandman, dentre outros inúmeros trabalhos premiados) e o letrista Todd Klein (parceiro de longa data ...more
Carol
Puede que este haya sido el volumen de Sandman que menos me ha gustado. Ojo, no quiero decir que no lo haya hecho, sino que ha sido en menor medida a la serie original.

Son historias cortas independientes entre sí, cada una correspondiente a uno de los Eternos, y como siempre me ocurre con este formato, unas me han gustado más que otras, siendo la que menos la de Delirio, y eso que me encanta el personaje. Lo que no se puede discutir es que todos los capítulos tienen esos tintes melancólicos tan
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Nick
Endless Nights is a mixed bag of very good and so-so in the world of the Sandman. Each chapter chronicles a tale of the mythic figures, focusing on each in the past, present and future timeline the overall series worked to establish for the better part of nine years. Up first is Death, and despite being one of the more popular characters in the series, her tale here is a bit meddling. There are two stories running parallel to one another that do end up at the same place, but Death herself isn't ...more
Arctialuna

Creo recordar que este fue unos de los primeros volúmenes de Sandman (el primero fue Muerte: el alto coste de la vida) que leí cuando me lo recomendaron, de la biblioteca. Recordaba la historia de de Sueño y los planetas con mucho cariño y también la de Deseo.

Ahora, después de leer todo Sandman, leer este volumen al final es terminar algo sublime con el sabor perfecto. Las historias penetran mucho mejor, puesto que conoces en profundidad todos sus personajes. He acabado todas y cada una de ellas
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Roman
Neuveritelne krasna sbirka povidek s famoznim ceskym prekladem.
Tobin Elliott
And so we come to the last of the Sandman collections that I own. I thought this one would be fascinating in that it took on each of the Endless.

And for the most part it worked very well. The art in this collection was superb and the writing, for the most part, top notch. Of the seven stories, only two didn't work for me and, interestingly, they are the two Endless I tended to find endlessly irritating. Despair and Delerium.

The Despair story...well, it wasn't really a story, more a series of im
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Ivon
Terima kasih banyak untuk kebaikan Qui (nama panggilan dari seseorang ber-nickname
Δx Δp ħ http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16... (don't ask, real name unknown)) karena telah menyempatkan diri meng-email kisah Endless Nights ini. Thanks, bro :).

Endless Nights adalah komik pelengkap kisah The Sandman, yang, officially, berakhir di komplikasi nomor 11 (The Wake). Masih dengan Neil Gaiman sebagai penulis ceritanya, Endless Nights berisikan tujuh chapter, dibagikan pas untuk setiap anggota kelua
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Jim
I never really got into Sandman. I mean, Gaiman is a fantastic writer (though it's just been in the last couple years that I read some of his stuff), and even though I've been into comics a long time, Sandman just wasn't something I read. I tried the first couple collected volumes a while back, and didn't think they lived up to the hype, so I just quit.

But I probably should have stuck with it. I just finished Endless Nights, and I really, really liked it. At worst, they were weird and intriguin
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John Kirk
There are some interesting trivia points in here, e.g. seeing the first incarnation of Despair. However, there was nothing that really stuck with me after I'd read it.

The artists are well chosen for each story. In particular, I've often found Bill Sienkiewicz's artwork unclear, so I didn't like the Spider-Man stories that he drew, but he's a good fit for Delirium's story. Similarly, Frank Quitely seems to have trouble with feet: when he drew The Authority, all the characters looked like apes. Ho
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Patricia Ferreira
Good book, with 7 stories, one for each Endless.
Luciana Darce
Sandman: Noites sem Fim é mais um dos spin-offs da consagrada série de quadrinhos escrita por Gaiman entre 1989 e 1996. Nesse volume, acompanhamos, em cada um dos sete capítulos, um dos irmãos Perpétuos em uma narrativa-solo, independentes da série original.

Temos Morte servindo de musa para um soldado pessimista e ao mesmo tempo tentando penetrar num reino isolado por mágica numa das ilhas de Veneza – um conto que muito me lembrou A Máscara da Morte Rubra de Poe.

Desejo vem em seguida, num dos m
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Drown Hollum
I finished reading Sandman many years ago, but something kept me away from Endless Nights. When the new edition came out and was promptly put right back in my face as a glaring gap in my collection, I decided to finally let the story end and read it.

Endless Nights is a collection of seven short stories, each of which explores the world of each of the endless. Art duties are preformed by a different artist in each chapter, creating a unique tone for each of the narratives. Every tale adds to the
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jhelum
Some stories are better than others. Some visuals are better than others. A lot of times visuals did better than the lines. I can draw no connections whatsoever to any of the characters as this is the first sandman books i ended up reading.

One such poem that stood out within-

Despair remembers.
It is a peculiar, flat memory,
in which things become bleak and bounded by the dark
There is joy in there, of course,
and love, and touching.
The presence that makes the
present absence unbearable.
Without triu
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Jacquline
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Valeska
No me aburro de decir que Neil Gaiman me deja alucinada con sus trabajos.
Una vez más me atrapó con estos personajes que amo tanto y de los que no me aburro nunca, siempre tan únicos y familiares.
Missy
The Basics

A collection of stories taking place in the Sandman universe, each focusing on a member of the Endless.

My Thoughts

This is currently the last of the Sandman stories as written by Neil Gaiman. It’s not essential to the main plot to read these, but for a fan, it’s a satisfying read and worth adding to the collection. If you have a favorite Endless, chances are they’re given their moment to shine here. Even Destiny, with his cool-but-one-note ways.

For my part, Desire has always been my fav
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diane
I liked some of stories, others I did not. I think there is a reason he hasn't told stories about Despair before this - despair is a hard one to get right, and I don't think he quite got it. It was interesting to get the background behind why Dream and Desire are/were at odds, I was fond of Destruction's story. Overall not mind bending, but a good dip back into the pool of the Sandman 'verse.
JA
When I rated this a 3, I really mean that for me it ranged from 2 to 4, with a small but emphatic moment of less than 1.

There is a single page of one section (the one on Despair) that I found so gratuitously disturbing that I am seriously pissed off at Mr Gaiman and everyone else involved for thinking it ought to be printed. (And I say that having read the rest of the Sandman series, which is not exactly devoid of graphic violence (pun unplanned but fitting).)

There are some other stories that
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Megan
I can't quite bring myself to give this five stars, but it definitely deserves more than four--4.5 perhaps? As a fan of the Sandman and Death series, I was excited to read this and it did not disappoint! Personally, I loved the Death and Desire stories, finding them to be that perfect Gaiman-ish mix of a good story with a lot of philosophy on the nature of death, time and desire. The artwork in the Despair and Delirium stories was ambitious and incredibly emotive (and the lettering is amazing in ...more
Morgane Zephyr
Long time ago I saw the picture of the Endless family somewhere on the internet, and thought "hey, they seem interesting, kind of morbid and..familiar". But I haven't investigated further.
Some years later I heard about the Family again, and my wish to meet them was granted in form of a birthday gift from a friend. So this book as the last of the series was my first, and the Death story was the first handshake in line.
Death felt familiar, close and known, and for me that was a grand, deafening si
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Aaj
Disappointing...try best to avoid it!!

This book is supposed to explore the Endless family through seven different tales, each of their own. However, some of them are unneccessarily complex and others nothing much special. Rating for each story as below:

Death : Good story. Not very clear though!
Desire : Same as above!
Dream : Lovely! (Especially, the hint about Sun and life on Earth)
Despair : I went to her realm for a month after reading these protraits. (Or is that what Neil wanted to achieve?)
De
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Ruth
This was, somewhat crazily, the first Neil Gaiman book I had read, which meant I was a little confused about what was going on at first, but once I'd got over that I realised it was pure genius :) The man is a world apart, an imagination like no other. Loved it.
Fred
This collection of stories enlarges Gaiman's mythology of the Endless through almost entirely unconnected tales focusing on each of them. In some, they are central to the plot or theme (Death, Desire, Delirium). In others, they are significant characters, but their particular nature is less important (Dream and Destruction). And in two, they are evoked without really being drawn into a tale (Despair and Destiny). Some stories succeed more than others, but the art throughout is both stunning and ...more
Caroline
In this addition to the Sandman chronicle, each of the Endless gets their own short story. As with many Sandman stories, they're all somewhat dark and full of improbabilities that we take in stride. Death and Dream's stories were probably my favorites, Death because she is my favorite, and it felt the most like the stories I liked best from Sandman. The dark side isn't overwhelming, despite the way the teller of the tale ends his story, it explores a little loop in time and death, and Death is g ...more
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