Emily's Reviews > The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives

The Sandman, Vol. 7 by Neil Gaiman
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Dec 03, 14

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Loved it! Seriously cool. You can pick this up without having read the previous issues, as I knew hardly anything about the series when I started reading. This was also the first comic book/graphic novel I've ever read, so if you're unfamiliar with the formatting or you'd like to try it out, I would recommend this! The cool thing about this story is that it introduces all of the Endless for you, so that was nice.

I don't know if a graphic novel has ever been reviewed on here yet, but I thought, why not! It's excellent and Gaiman does a wonderful job. I have to say though, it isn't *technically* a graphic novel because it's a collected book of the comic issues #21-28 when they were being released back in like 1990. But it doesn't matter, lol. I really recommend giving it a read if you're into Greek mythology or Heaven/Hell concepts. It was really fun seeing a take on Lucifer like this too. And also how a personified Dream handles the realm of Hell while searching to release his lost/scorned lover. Also if you're into Angel/Demons, this did a great take I enjoyed, and it's not usually the kind of thing I'm into.

Gaiman does an amazing job with writing stories within stories too, and you really get all these cool little details throughout the issues. For example, when Lucifer leaves Hell, the dead end up coming back to life and roaming around on Earth, so there's a story about a boy at a boarding school who befriends a ghost (who then becomes a real boy again), etc.

Also, Dream is also a dreamboat, hehe. He's definitely my favorite Superhero ever, xD. And it had a great ending, will definitely make you want to read more!

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