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The Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
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bookshelves: graphic-novels, historical-fiction
Read from August 20 to 28, 2010

Great art, decent story. It's my general view that Gaiman's fatal flaw is a tendency to NOT explore his amazingly inventive concepts and characters to their natural and appreciable limits, as if he's afraid of getting too far into them, or as if he gets bored and moves on before he can fully develop them. I kind of have a fear that this is again the case with Sandman, but the last two "chapters" in the book, which monumentally surpassed the first six in quality of story and character, show some promise for the series yet.

As someone neither knows nor cares about DC comic characters, some of the weight thus far has been lost in the use of supporting characters that would only excite fans of the various franchises. I just hope that in later episodes Gaiman continues to develop Morpheus and his sister, and the worlds in which they operate, in their own right, without relying on "familiar" DC faces to garner interest.
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