Dream Country

Dream Country

Graphic Novel - 1995
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Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran and Malcolm Jones, III; Painted Cover by Dave McKean The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c1995.
ISBN: 9781563890161
156389016X
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Gaima
Characteristics: 111, 39 p. : col. ill. --
Additional Contributors: Jones, Kelley illustrator.
Alternative Title: Sandman (Comic strip)

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AnnabelleLee27 Apr 27, 2017

This was the first book I read from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of graphic novels (it is actually the 3rd in the series). It contains four short stories in a comic book format (the ever shifting Sandman character is the link between stories) and it is for adult audiences. Gaiman's work in general tends to be intense and unpredictable which is something I appreciate and I found these stories in this format to be especially intriguing, disturbing, and vivid. I particularly liked the first two stories - one concerning an imprisoned muse and the other about cats dreaming of ruling the earth. I am new to the world of graphic novels (trying to read one a month) so I am glad I stumbled across this one and I intend to read more from this series.

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dtaylz
Apr 24, 2016

APL Ruiz's resident authority on comics has called Watchmen "the Citizen Kane of graphic novels" and I agree it's a staggering achievement, but I now think The Sandman reaches farther and deeper.

BookReviewer2015 Jan 23, 2015

A fascinating Sandman anthology! Inextricably features Shakespeare!

DanniOcean Nov 20, 2013

Part of the Graphic Novel Shopping Guide for Perplexed Parents of Tweens and Teens, Nov 2013 (dark and broody but highly imaginative and compelling)

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ayub
Aug 15, 2013

very good allows us to understand more about the characters morpheus interacts with

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Palomino
Sep 10, 2012

Not my favourite Sandman comic, but it's Neil Gaiman, therefore it's wonderful.

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mccal006
Aug 27, 2012

If Sandman came into its own in The Doll's House, it became unparalleled in Dream Country. Sets the standard for graphic novels.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 23, 2012

Volume three of the Sandman series is my least favourite so far. It is a collection of 4 individual stories that don't contribute much of anything to the weird world of Sandman. There is a story told from the perspective of a cat that I quite enjoyed. Additionally, there is a story that involves Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", that I didn't like much. Also bound with the book is one of Neil Gaiman's type-written scripts; while interesting, this added nothing to the volume.

Kong72 Jun 05, 2012

If you haven't read Sandman and you like graphic novels, fantasy, goth, horror, or just love great story telling... you're missing out. Read it!

theorbys May 19, 2012

This was about the best comic being published in its time and it's still way up there on the list of all timers. If possible however start reading with volume one.

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jabey
Jun 16, 2008

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jabey
Jun 16, 2008

Contains four stories: one about an imprisoned muse (a beautiful woman), one about cats ruling the world, one about Shakespeare writing a play for Morpheus, and one about a superhero wanting to die.

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jabey
Jun 16, 2008

Sexual Content: Rape is suggested but not actually shown.

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