The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. What's remarkable here (considering the publisher and the time that this was originally published) is that the main character of the book--the Sandman, King of Dreams--serves only as a minor character in each of these otherwise unrelated stories. (Actually, he's not even in the last story.) This signaled a couple of important things in the development of what is considered one of the great comics of the second half of the century. First, it marked a distinct move away from the horror genre and into a more fantasy-rich, classical mythology-laden environment. And secondly, it solidly cemented Neil Gaiman as a storyteller. One of the stories here, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," took home the World Fantasy Award for best short story--the first time a comic was given that honor. But for my money, another story in Dream Country has it beat hands down. "A Dream of a Thousand Cats" has such hope, beauty, and good old-fashioned chills that rereading it becomes a welcome pleasure. --Jim Pascoe --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Neil Gaiman is the most critically acclaimed comics writer of the 1990s and is the author of numerous books and graphic novels. He is the New York Times No. 1 best-selling author of American Gods and Anansi Boys. Kelley Jones is a regular artist on Batman for DC Comics. Past credits include Sandman, Swamp Thing, Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, Batman: Bloodstorm, and Batman: Dark Joker - The Wild. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
How many times have you heard a lot of hype about a product, finally buy it, and then am disappointed? Well, I can honestly say that such is NOT the case here. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This volume is full of short stories and Dream is not present in all of them, I do enjoy when the other endless are involved but I will never get tired of Dream.Published 1 month ago by Cheshire
Enjoyed the stories although there wasn't any where the central story was on Sleep. The last story of the victim of Ra which featured Death was my favorite.Published 1 month ago by Mommy2828
I liked this one more than The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House. It was shorter, but I liked the stories more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sh3lly
This is one hell of a series, and it only got better in this installation. I was not expecting almost half the book to be notes and kind of 'behind the scenes' stuff, but that's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scott Councilman
The story just wasn't as good as the previous two, it was slow, and dull; but it was still good, and I will continue to read the serious.Published 2 months ago by Andy
The Sandman I still like you but I think I would have liked this volume if you had made more of an appearance. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sofia