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Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
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it was ok

I found this at a weekend getaway house I went to with some friends in upstate NY. I had been aware of "Sandman" for a while as a comic book that was supposed to be really good, so I made it my weekend reading--about exactly the right length.

Unfortunately, I think I have to admit to myself that I don't really like comic books (distinct from graphic novels, which I do like, at least sometimes)--or at least not at this time of my life. I don't enjoy the edgy-dark tone that seems to be common, and I generally dislike the surfeit of graphic violence.

In this case, I also didn't relate to Morpheus as a protagonist, who is (I guess intentionally) largely a cypher. I did like the personification of his sister Death at the end of the book, but she's a pretty minor character.

It seemed fine for what it was, but what it was wasn't something I like. Perhaps I'd like it more if I read further into the story, but I don't have any appetite for that.

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Reading Progress

January 6, 2017 – Started Reading
January 8, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 5, 2017 – Shelved

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