Jan 18, Jeff rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-i-own. One of the top three in the series so far for sure. In my own opinion anyway.
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I didn't think I would like this collection as well once I realized that it was more short stories or whatever. But luckily my contradictory nature kicked in again! These stories worked fairly well for me. I still miss my peeps, but a few made appearances here, so it wasn't all wasted. What I especially liked was the story-within-a-story thing going on. It was done artfully for lack of a better word. We're not talking Boccaccio here or anything, but similar to that or, as Stephen King says in I didn't think I would like this collection as well once I realized that it was more short stories or whatever.
We're not talking Boccaccio here or anything, but similar to that or, as Stephen King says in the Introduction, to Chaucer. As always some of the stories are better than others. I was surprised to find myself enjoying The Golden Boy almost the most of the bunch.
Others dragged or were uninteresting. The end of the "storm" is probably the best sequence ever, or I just read it at the right time, or something. I wish this story never ended. This time I could forgive even the lack of Morpheus. Jan 26, Rebecca Skane rated it it was amazing Shelves: graphic-novels.
A reality storm brings people from different times and worlds together at an inn at the end of the world to wait out the storm. This volume tells the tales of these travelers.
Jan 20, Kellan Gibby rated it it was ok Shelves: reviews , comics. As much as I love this series when the plot really gets going, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the pacing in Sandman is awful. There's all this stuff going on in the main story and it takes this full volume to interrupt itself and tell me a bunch of random short stories I don't really care about. I know they tie into the main story in many ways but I can't help but feel like these sort of volumes completely destroy any forward momentum the main plot about Dream has going.
World's End isn't As much as I love this series when the plot really gets going, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the pacing in Sandman is awful. World's End isn't a bad book in and of itself, but the way it's placed in The Sandman made it a chore to read for me. Who does not contain within them worlds unimagined? Aug 11, Cheese rated it really liked it. So this starts with a couple driving along a motorway and in the middle of June English Summer it starts snowing.
They veer off the road and crash. When they awake they are lost and see a pub to get help. Inside are several other travellers from different realms. The pub is called the World's end. None of the travellers know how they got their and they find out that the pub is at the end of all worlds. The Inn keepers says they must tell stories to pass the time and to keep away the evil spiri So this starts with a couple driving along a motorway and in the middle of June English Summer it starts snowing.
The Inn keepers says they must tell stories to pass the time and to keep away the evil spirits. She also advises that it is no normal storm, it is a reality storm. Something bad has happened and it is rippling across reality, but the World's End pub is the safest place to be because it exists in all realities and is constantly be created. This is where it becomes intersting with different stories lasting about an issue each with some beautiful art.
We have stories from Necropolis the city of the dead. Stories from the Fraerie and many more. The strange thing I find about the whole Sandman saga is that it rarely concentrates solely on the Sandman, it's more concentrating on the Universe in which he abides. I do find Morpheus fascinating and in this volume you see what creates the reality storm.
This is depicted with a fascinating scene where the travellers in the pub all look out the window to witness a funeral procession of the gods. Incredible art and imagintation in this piece.
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The Sandman is truly a unique story, but it's a long read. Dec 21, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: comics-and-graphic-novels , neil-gaiman.
Amazing short stories of people intertwining into one big framework. Wonderfully coloured and beautifully drawn. And the ending The ending was mind-blowing. This one wasn't one of my favorites but Gaiman is such a brilliant storyteller I still feel it deserves 4 stars. Just pure perfection. Lyrical and profound in its storytelling. This volume broke my heart into a million tiny pieces.
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All I'm left with are the jagged pieces of stories and an all encompassing awe of Neil Gaiman's boundless imagination and writing. Definitely one of the best, one of the roundest volumes; it is a set of six stories told at an inn, while the universe goes through a reality storm. And I don't think I can tell a lot more about the reality storm without spoilers, but definitely, the stories are worth their salt; Gaiman shows here that he's an amazing story teller, and he knows how to dive into fantasy amazingly well.
As the introduction said, the best part about it is that he doesn't make it more complicated, more complex than Definitely one of the best, one of the roundest volumes; it is a set of six stories told at an inn, while the universe goes through a reality storm. As the introduction said, the best part about it is that he doesn't make it more complicated, more complex than it should be; the story are told in a simple manner while retaining depth and meaning. Shelves: neil-gaiman , strong-heroine , my-blog-reviews , strong-hero , fairy-tales-folktales , modern-age-comics , short-story-collection , graphic-novels-comics , vertigo-comics.
Be prepared for some engaging storytelling from the great Neil Gaiman in this classic volume! It turns out that the inhabitants of the strange inn are all characters from mythical tales and all the characters ended up telling their stories that are either about their actual lives or dreams they would like to have come true. I loved the way that Neil Gaiman had woven each of the stories told by each character in the story into one story that involves the secrets of the inn that all the characters ended up at and how the stories that each character told reflected the dreams that everyone wished were to happen.
This scene and the other scenes that deal with death might be a bit morbid for some readers to handle, so if you do not like scenes with blood and gore, then you might want to skim over these scenes. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog Worlds' End is another set of short stories, but what I really liked is how it was all woven together. It's a story about a group of people trapped in an inn at the Worlds' End during a "reality storm" - to pass time, they each share stories. Some of these stories contain other stories, so that the result is a bit like nesting dolls.
It was very well crafted, and most of the stories involve characters we've met earlier. Therefore, not only are the stories enjoyable on their own, but it's nice to Worlds' End is another set of short stories, but what I really liked is how it was all woven together.
phon-er.com/js/automatic-voice/download-gif-animation-player-for-android.php Therefore, not only are the stories enjoyable on their own, but it's nice to have those threads woven through. True to form, the reality storm and its cause, as well as the scene from the end of the book, tie into the full Sandman story. I was very glad when later reading. The Sandman Vol. Jan 23, Evelyn Medina rated it it was amazing.
First off, the amazingly heartfelt intro by Stephen King was a perfect way to start this. It's hard to talk about how great this volume was without giving anything away but I will say it's full of intrigue, action, horror, it's a bit morbid but just the right amount and the storytelling is perfection.
As only Gaiman can do. It's gonna be hard to follow this one! Jun 27, Niki rated it it was amazing. My favourite "The Sandman" volume. View 2 comments. Feb 25, Andrew Greatbatch rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in , comics-manga , neil-gaiman.