This series has me totally hooked; it’s so disturbingly different that I’m stuck hanging off of every word. I can’t even imagine what is going to happThis series has me totally hooked; it’s so disturbingly different that I’m stuck hanging off of every word. I can’t even imagine what is going to happen next in this series.
In this collection Morpheus is searching for four of his dream world creatures that have escaped and gone into the living world. Brute and Glob have tried to create their own dream world with their very own Sandman, trying to hide away from Morpheus.
The Corinthian which is one of the best nightmares Morpheus has ever created is causing all sorts of disastrous events in the real world, including being the guest speaker at a Serial Killer convention. Yeah, you heard me right. I so did not see that one coming.
Fiddler’s Green has spent his time being less destructive compared to his counterparts. He was actually involved a lot with the back-story of a young girl named Rose who is searching for her younger brother. Rose gets tangled up in the whole mess as she finds herself sleeping a lot and having strange dreams. She is a vortex that Morpheus has to destroy to stop it from destroying the dream world.
This is the first in the Sandman series and I have to say I just loved it. I was very surprised to see cross over’s from other favourite characters, sThis is the first in the Sandman series and I have to say I just loved it. I was very surprised to see cross over’s from other favourite characters, such as Batman and Jonathan Crane. That was very exciting for me. It is also very refreshing to read such an adult Graphic novel. Neil Gaiman’s imagination never ceases to amaze me.
This is the story of Dream aka the Sandman, he is captured and enclosed in a glass prison by a wizard looking to prolong his life, and you see the wizard was actually hoping to capture Death. The wizard stripes Dream of his tools which he needs to rule the dream world therefore making it impossible for him to escape. While Dream is locked up, The Dream world falls into shambles and causes all sorts of chaos. The tools fall into Mortal hands which they were never intended too, as mortals cannot handle the pure power of the tools without sinking into madness and what follows is a series of horrific tales. After years of captivity, and countless deaths Dream is finally free and has to regain not only his tools, but right all the wrong that has taken place in his absence.
I will definitely be continuing this series, and I have to say even though I just glimpsed her for a little while I want to read and Death more, I really took a liking to her. ...more
I’m a pretty big fan of Neil Gaiman's writing, but I’m not a huge fan of the short story format. I like a good story that goes on for a while which isI’m a pretty big fan of Neil Gaiman's writing, but I’m not a huge fan of the short story format. I like a good story that goes on for a while which is why I couldn’t give the book a higher rating than a 3. The stories themselves where interesting and my favourite by far was the very last one called “The Monarch of the Glen” which funny enough was also the longest by approximately 54 pages. I just find that by the time I’m really interested the stories are over and I’m left wanting more. So in a sense a book of short stories is almost like a form of torture for me ;op
Neil Gaiman has a wonderful imagination though and all the stories are interesting in their own right. There are also some very wonderful poems included in this book, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes Neil Gagman or short stories based in fantasy. ...more
I really loved this book; it had me hooked right from the beginning, and now is one of my favourite books. Thanks to this book I only got 45 minutes oI really loved this book; it had me hooked right from the beginning, and now is one of my favourite books. Thanks to this book I only got 45 minutes of sleep before having to go into work this morning, but it was worth it as I don’t think I could have managed to get through the day without trying to sneak time in for the finale of the story. I was so disappointed when the story came to an end and I had no more pages to read. :0( I’ll just have to pick up another Neil Gaiman book :0)
This story is about Richard Mayhew a run of the mill ordinary guy, living in London. He had a good job, a beautiful girlfriend and a wonderful disposition. One day on the way to meet his fiancé’s boss for dinner they stumble across the body of a girl lying hurt on the pavement. Jessica, Richards’s girlfriend would rather walk on as she thinks the girl is a homeless person and dealing with her will make them late for dinner with the boss. Richard can’t just leave her lying there though, he picks her up and starts’ heading towards his home after the girl begs him not to take her to a hospital.
That was the turning point in Richards life, after that moment everything changes.
Jessica calls off the engagement, people start ignoring him as if they can’t see him and his life is spiralling out of control in all the wrong ways. However the people from the London down below can still see Richard and their world is very different than the one Richard is used to. It is filled with sewers, dark tunnels and old historical ruins from London’s past. Not to mention some very dangerous people.
Door, the girl Richard saved is running for her life. There are two very evil and sadistic men after her who would like nothing better than to torture her to death, and she is on a mission to get answers for a crime committed against her family. Unfortunately she seems to have accidentally dragged Richard along into her mess and now the two have to work together and stay alive long enough to get answers for Door and to find a way to get Richard home again.
Troll’s Eye View was an interesting collection of Fairy tales told from the villain’s perspective. It is an anthology, full of stories and poems fromTroll’s Eye View was an interesting collection of Fairy tales told from the villain’s perspective. It is an anthology, full of stories and poems from various authors. Some of the stories where better than others, but all were enjoyable and had their place in this book. It was actually a bit of an odd feeling finally seeing the other side of the stories you grew up reading. I felt quite sorry for some of the villains, specifically the witch from Hansel and Gretel. Once you know her back story, you understand where the candy house comes from and her wanting to eat the children.
Definitely worth a read, it was geared towards a younger audience but its fun for all ages. ...more