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The Sandman

The Sandman

World's End

Graphic Novel - 1994
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Stephen King's Introduction sets the stage for a series of tales with a haunting geometry--some angular, some parallel, some concentric. An eerie mirror of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, this collection tells of a group of travelers from throughout time, myth and dream, who converge at a mysterious inn to seek refuge from a "reality storm". Graphic novel format. Mature readers.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, ©1994.
ISBN: 9781563891700
Branch Call Number: GN GAIM
Characteristics: 1 volume (various pagings) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: World's end


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Dec 29, 2017

Loved the wayfarers from throughout time, myth & imagination converge at mysterious inn during "reality storm".
Artists' style so varied from bubble gum, creepy to steampunk.
Ditto the ambitious ending, if PTSD protagonist really back in his own slightly modified universe or in a parallel universe with small changes.
Definitely not for kids with bigger ideas & concepts other than costumed superheroes that leaves the reader to think.
Highly recommended for adults.

Nov 23, 2017

Stories within stories within a story.

I was worried I wasn't going to enjoy it as much because I prefer an overall story arch instead of little compilations of stories, but these was actually pretty good.

Apr 24, 2016

APL Ruiz's resident authority on comics has called Watchmen "the Citizen Kane of graphic novels" and I agree it's a staggering achievement, but I now think The Sandman reaches farther and deeper.

Jul 03, 2014

Highly recommend (the whole series!). I love that Stephen King did the intro! 2 of my favorite authors here :) The stories are interesting and beautifully told as always :)

Apr 08, 2013

I am loving this series anyway (great story, sly wit, engaging characters) but this has to be the best volume so far. Stephen King's introduction is spot-on: Neil Gaiman IS story.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Oct 24, 2012

Volume eight of the collected Sandman series is an ambitious writing project that succeeds. A reality storm causes several travellers from differing realities to become waylaid. They find themselves at the World's End tavern waiting for the storm to clear. To pass the time someone takes a turn telling everyone a story. Each story has the usual diversity of mythology that we have come to appreciate about Gaiman's writing style. At one point I found it amusing to discover that one of the storytellers tells a story where he recounts a time when he and some associates stopped to share stories; subsequently one of those stories ended up being about a woman who told stories .... and so on. Very satisfying collection of reading. Highly recommended for mature readers.


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