Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Sandman, Volume Three: Dream Country

*Book source ~ Library
Title ~ Dream Country
Author ~ Neil Gaiman
Illustrator ~ Kelley Jones, Charles Vess,
Colleen Doran, Malcolm Jones III
Publisher ~ Vertigo
Published ~ 24 September 1991
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Fantasy
Pages ~ 162


My Rating ~ 4 bites

From Goodreads:
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
Fa├žade ~ Weird and a bit disturbing
Script for Calliope ~ behind the stage of how this comic was written and drawn

2 comments:

  1. I'm not much for Shakespeare either, so I probably wouldn't have enjoyed it much either :) A Dream of a Thousand Cats? That is so weird lol

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    1. It was. lol I'm still enjoying this world though. I especially love Dream and his cool word bubbles. :D

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