Book Review: The Sandman : Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman


AuthorNeil Gaiman
TitleThe Sandman : Preludes & Nocturnes 
Publication Info: Vertigo (2010), Edition: Reprint
ISBN: 1401225756
Summary/Review:

This is the first collection of the legendary comic book series about Dream, the personification of dreams.  In this story he his captured and held prisoner for 70 years, avenges himself on his captors, and sets forth to rebuild his kingdom.  Gaiman’s writing is dark and Dream is cruel but still at times a sympathetic protagonist.  The illustrations are rich and often gruesome but always effective.  It appears with the groundwork set in this volume that the series could really take off from here.

Rating: ***

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire Sandman series. Dream is ruthless but also interesting and beautiful. I love the art.

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