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Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
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Feb 18, 2012

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Read on February 18, 2012 — I own a copy

This is a short book, but that's ok: the individual stories were all memorable, and I'd rather have this than something that's padded out to fill 6 issues. Gaiman obviously likes Shakespearean England (see also Marvel 1602), but I don't quite share his enthusiasm; still, Charles Vess does very pretty art.

Facade is an odd story, and I know that some people don't like it; I suspect that it depends which "direction" you come from. I read lots of superhero comics before Sandman, and I liked the deconstruction (similar to Watchmen), even though I felt very sorry for the character. Other people have come to Sandman from a fantasy background, and they found the superhero elements very jarring.

The comic script at the back was interesting, particularly in comparison to other writers' scripts.

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