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Death: The Time of Your Life

(Death of the Endless #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  12,424 ratings  ·  210 reviews
Death incarnate, as defined by master storyteller Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN), is a genuinely likeable young girl with a fondness for ankhs who truly cares about people. It's small wonder then that when a rising star of the music world wrestles with revealing her true sexual orientation just as her lover is lured into the realm of Death that Death herself should make an appe ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Vertigo (first published March 1996)
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May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As great as the first time that I read it!

This the collected edition of the story “Death: The Time of your Life” with an introduction written by the actress, Claire Danes, who is a personal friend of Neil Gaiman, and she was the lead actress in the film adaptation of “Stardust” (another story by Neil Gaiman).

Creative Team:

Writer: Neil Gaiman

Illustrators: Chris Bachalo & Mark Buckingham

Letterer: Todd Klein (since he is the best letterer in the business, always it’s relevant to mention that
Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
I have a bit of a thing for Death. I really like the concept behind the character so much, and, well, I think she’s rather lovely.

Rather than death becoming an idea associated with negativity; it is something to be embraced and accepted. It is a natural part of life; thus, she is relaxed and very mellow. She does not need to give those at their end much coercion to go with her. Her calming presence is all they need. She’s also rather wise:

“People don’t bore me, I like people.”

“Really? All of t
Jun 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A nice, short story that doesn't actually feature the main character (Death) very much at all.

It's probably best to think of this as a tangent book to the Sandman series, as it deals mostly with the characters from those books.

That said, it works fairly well as a stand-alone story, and I think most anyone could read this by itself and still enjoy it quite a bit.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Μια ακόμη ωραία ιστορία για την Death αν και στην πραγματικότητα πιο πολύ μου φάνηκε σαν μια extra story για κάποιους από τους χαρακτήρες από τη βασική σειρά του Sandman.

η άποψη μου για όλη τη σειρά εδώ:
I thought this would be an extra book in the Sandman world about Death, who is my favorite character. Nope, she is hardly in it. It's a stand-alone story about a famous singer. She's depressed and dissatisfied with her career and life. It involves her secret (lesbian) lover, her lover's toddler, a well-endowed underwear model (who resembles Adrien Brody), and a couple of guys who work for her in the entertainment industry (who are actually pretty great guys). Death is intertwined in the story, b ...more
Airiz C
In Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman universe, Death is not a “tall guy with a bone face, like a skeletal monk, with a scythe and an hourglass and a big white horse and a penchant for playing chess with Scandinavians” (cliché much, Sexton Furnival). Gaiman’s interpretation of Death is exactly the concept’s opposite: a quirky, perky Goth girl with a jovial demeanor, a down-to-earth aura lingering about her, a sunny smile, and the Egyptian symbol of life dangling around her neck. As if that paradox is not ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another story of death, with Death as a character in it! Nice short story, but Death wasn't featured as much as in the first one.
The artwork is stunning in this one! The drawings are, still, a bit old-school but the general artwork is amazing!
It loses a star because the story was not something extraordinary, but it was cool...
Melissa McShane
I admire this rather than like it, which means I appreciate very much the beauty of the story and the illustrations, but ultimately don't feel moved by it. I think the difference between this and the earlier Death: The High Cost of Living is how the first book dealt with far broader concerns and themes, rather than just the single story of Foxglove and Hazel that appears in this one. In this case, the problem faced by the protagonists--a life is saved at the cost of a life--is really specific to ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To není fér! (view spoiler)


Jinak škoda, že Smrt nemá víc dílů, byla by to bombová série. :(
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved it. RTC :)
Morpheus' sister, Death, returns for a second solo outing in a haunting tale of music, mortality, friendship and the power of love in the face of death. In the hands of most ordinary writers, this story would've been a disaster. It juggles a myriad of complex issues, such as sexuality, the fleeting nature of fame, the multiple meanings of love, desire, and commitment, and the value of friendship and life. But this Gaiman we're talking about so rest assured, he's going to take us for a ride that ...more
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.9 La Muerte es Vida

Hasta dónde serías capaz de llegar por el amor de tu vida...

Muerte: Lo mejor de tu vida por Neil Gaiman (Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham y Mark Penningtones) es un especial de la serie "The Sandman" donde nuestra protagonista es nada más y nada menos que la mismísima Muerte personificada, con un aire punk-rock que la hace lucir excelente. Pero ella no es la única que luce bien en las viñetas, también tenemos a una estrella de rock (Foxglove) que tiene que lidiar con su fama
Death: The Time of Your Life is another story which includes Hazel and Foxglove, their son, and Death. You need to have read Death: The High Cost of Living and the volume of the main series which involves them, or you won't really get what the big deal is. It's quite a strange story, in which Hazel actually makes a deal with Death -- something apparently unheard of, and which certainly doesn't seem to fit into The Sandman canon. It basically has a message about/from Death: that she and her job, ...more
Daphne Stanford
Sep 05, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Gaiman fans, dark types
I loved the concept -- I'm going to try the first "Death..." and see how it is. This one started out strong but didn't live up to Death's potential as a character, in my opinion.
Even though some people might be upset that this is supposed to be a book 'about' Death and she's barely in it, I think that's kind of the point because a lot of Death's more standalone stuff is really focused more on the people she interacts with and that's because she just straight up likes people. She likes meeting them and hearing about their lives and very occasionally even bending her rules to help them out a little bit. I really enjoyed this story but if you are looking for something that ...more
Rao Javed
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphical-books
It was good experience reading this comic. There were parts where it got boring and obvious but it had its unique touch in the end anyhow.

The comic was made really well, though the concept was fine, as well as the story lie for one could do too much more than that concept. The characters were good and so was the end. Goodread
"Can I ask a stupid question?"
"Sure. Ask away."
"It's sort of more than one question. But... Look, um... Why do we hurt? Why do we die? Why isn't life good all the time? Why isn't it fair?"
"Those aren't stupid questions, Hazel. For some people they're the only questions that matter."
"Does that mean you won't answer them?"
"Sure, I'll answer. But it's kind of a big subject, and it's got lots of answers, and the answers don't really mean anything-- They aren't stupid questions but they could just as
Fugo Feedback
Mar 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Muchos
Recommended to Fugo by: Sandman
Casi inmaculada. Me gustó más que la primera miniserie pero aun así me dejó un poco insatisfecho en un par de aspectos. La historia, la narrativa y el dibujo, muy buenos; la resolución, emotiva y muy bien pensada. Los personajes, queribles y con mucho carisma. Al menos los principales. Porque en cuanto a los secundarios, peca de presentarnos unos sujetos que son muy relevantes para la trama pero no llegan a su "spotlight" en ningún momento. Hay poca intromisión en sus sentimientos y sus motivaci ...more
Nov 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008, graphic-novels
The storyline is basicly as follows: Young lesbian mother strikes a deal with Death to save her child - at the same time her partner is pursuing her career as a rock star and that put a strain on their relationship. But Death teaches them the ultimate lesson - both love and life takes sacrifices.
It kind of reminded me of one of my favourite Hans Chrstian Andersen stories The story of a mother.
I actually liked this one even better than the first in the series - so it's five stars plus.
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I did like the idea; Death being a real sweetheart with a goofy umbrella. Still, this felt kind of flat. Also, I did not like the main characters of this particular issue.

The art was pretty, though! Which is why I'll try and read another piece from this series.

Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Další úžasný počin pana Gaimana. :)
Sir Laguna
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Mucho mejor que "Death: The High Cost of Living".
Sep 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
Three stars for Death's (small) appearance. Read this thinking it would be about my favorite Endless, instead it should have been called Lesbians: The Time of Your Life featuring Death.
Primo S.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Gaiman's Death is officially my favorite fictional Death (I haven't read enough of Pratchett's), this series doesn't even feature her all that much, especially in the beginning, but still, a great read and there are a lot of great quotes throughout the book.
Luciana Darce
Nov 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Há muito de familiar em O Grande Momento da Vida para os leitores regulares de Sandman, a começar pelas protagonistas, Hazel e Foxglove. Foxglove, que no começo de tudo se chamava Donna, é citada por uma das clientes da lanchonete que o Doutor Destino toma refém em Prelúdios e Noturnos. As duas já aparecem como um casal em Um Jogo de Você, quando seguem Tessália para o Sonhar, usando uma bacia com água e sangue para fazer a Lua abrir um caminho para resgatar Barbie - e, à época, Hazel já estava ...more
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
I had read this ages ago. I absolutely adore Death. This story breaks my heart every time I read it.
Jul 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Although I am a rather adept Neil Gaiman fan I am not exactly pleased with this contribution to the story of Death. We follow a pop singer, Foxglove, around as the people around her either make deals with Death or die to meet her. The message is simple, to have something to die for. To have something worth living for as well. It's about having moments when you know you're alive and when you know that this is all you can do with the life that is given to you. It's a common theme and therefore a b ...more
Sep 25, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, queer
Graphic Novel. This sort of follows Death: The High Cost of Living. Hazel and Foxglove are back, and Hazel's making deals with Death to give her little boy a second chance at life. I didn't like this book as much as the previous one. This was more of a traditional "trapped in the underworld, bartering with Death" sort of thing, and there wasn't a lot of Death. She was around, but she didn't say much. It was mostly Hazel and Fox separately recounting the last ten years of their lives. A lot of t ...more
Elizabeth A
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016, graphix
I'm a huge fan of the Sandman series, and have been intrigued by the sibling spin offs for a while, so thought I'd try this one. If I had to pick my favorite Endless sibling, after Dream, of course, it would be Death.

This graphic novel tells a story I did not expect. It is a coming out story, and while it was interesting, Death herself only makes a cameo appearance. While, we would wish that she visits us that infrequently in real life, I wanted more of her, and less of the melodrama of the com
Aleksandar Nikolov
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Готическата сладурана на име Смърт , все така продължава да си върши така старателно работата(ама че работа си има само). От разнообразие ли , от съжеление или от друга там прищявка решава че този път ще направи сделка от която ...е да речем че прецакани винаги ще има. Малко ли книги , филми и тн. има по темата ,за да се направи заключението че сделка с Смъртта НЕ ТРЯБВА да се прави.

Поредния Геймънов трогателен разказ в който ни обяснява за значимите неща в живота , за времето които се изплъзва
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“Death has a body like a model, the clothes of a poet and the smile of your best friend. She wears a top hat for fun, her ankh necklace for power, and carries a big black umbrella for travelling to the 'sunless lands.' I wonder what she smells like? I'm sure it's fresh and clean and her laugh must be rinkly or maybe it's warm and chuckly, but whatever it is, Death laughs a lot.

We talk about the 'miracle of birth' but what about the 'miracle of death'? We have the science of death pretty much figured out, but death's magic and inevitability have been feared and ignored for a long time now.

What if Death is a person?”
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