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The Sandman: Dream country by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman: Dream country (edition 1991)

by Neil Gaiman

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Title:The Sandman: Dream country
Authors:Neil Gaiman
Info:DC Comics (1991), Edition: Second Printing, Paperback
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I took a break from flying through Discworld books and read this. The introduction describes it as a bridge between volumes 2 and 4, and it did feel like Dream was off doing important things while we paid attention to some plain old humans. But somehow Gaiman made that interesting and I didn't even wonder too much about the Endless. I'm looking forward to volume 4! ( )
  jlharmon | Nov 3, 2016 |
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The third book of the Sandman collection, DREAM COUNTRY continues the fantastical mythology of Morpheus, the King of Dreams. In these centuries-spanning tales, the powerful entity known as the Sandman interacts with a diverse assortment of humans, fairies, heroes, and animals as he walks the mortal plane. Including an amazing encounter with William Shakespeare and an interesting take on the origin and first performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," this book depicts the dreaming world of cats, the tragic life of forgotten super-heroes and the folly of imprisoning and torturing a former lover of the King of Dreams.

I actually didn’t like this one as much as the other two volumes I’ve read, yet I still give it a 4 for creativity, weirdness and artwork. I like Calliope’s story the best and A Midsummer Night’s Dream the least because it doesn’t make any sense to me and I’m really not a fan of Shakespeare. I only flipped through the script for Calliope because while it was interesting, it wasn’t so interesting I wanted to take the time to read it all.

In this volume:
Calliope ~ Poor Calliope
A Dream of a Thousand Cats ~ Very bizzare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ Shakespeare, Neil Gaiman-style
Façade ~ Weird and a bit disturbing
Script for Calliope ~ behind the stage of how this comic was written and drawn ( )
  AVoraciousReader | Jan 20, 2016 |
This one was a bit more enjoyable for me. More than the second, less than the first. I'm having a hard time getting into this series, but I'm told "just wait". So I'm doing just that. ( )
  liso | Sep 18, 2015 |
I liked these four stand alone stories before what I imagine will be the next story arc in the series. Enjoying them. Midsummer was very ambitious! ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jul 21, 2015 |
The third installment in the Sandman series is a disappointment, much shorter than the first two volumes, and uninspired. It’s as if Gaiman was experiencing the writer’s block the character in his first story has. That character unblocks himself by acquiring the ageless Calliope, one of the Muses, and I was not wild about the casualness with which Gaiman describes him raping her on their first night. The second story goes a long way to use the line at the end about it not being possible to get a thousand cats to agree to anything. The third story has faeries visiting Shakespeare and company and having them put on a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is not all that original. The lone highlight was the character ‘Death’ in the last story, who, far from the traditional grim reaper, is a youthful looking woman who does her job in a friendly and reasonable way. Overall not horrible, but this one could have been skipped. ( )
1 vote gbill | Jul 4, 2015 |
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Doran, ColleenIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones III, MalcolmIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Collects "Calliope," "A Dream of a Thousand Cats," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Façade," originally published in The Sandman #17-20.
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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.… (more)

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