The King of Dreams has been kidnapped from his fantasyworld by a mad scientist. After destroying those who kept him away from his home, he travels into the lives and dreams of people and demons, trying to find the special talismans that once brought together, will allow him to go back to his castle in the air. Sandman was the first GN I ever read and still my favorite. It’s the best blend of literary fantasy and great, gory illustration. Don’t expect an easy read–Sandman’s many complicated plot twists are challenging , and Gaiman doesn’t shy away from the gross stuff. But the truly original stories will make your imagination soar. Keep in mind that this title is only the first installment. The Sand just keeps piling up after this–happy digging!
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Oh I love this series. In fact, it’s my absolute favorite. The story is very original, and Gaiman just has a wonderful imagination. He manages to take the some-what now cliche (I say now because the series started in the 1980’s) idea of personifying aspects of the living and turns them into something beautifully unexpected. I mean, how many people would think of Death as a cute girl with a positive spin on life?