Having never read a graphic novel before, only simple comics as a child, I knew not what to expect. I was pleased with this book. Neil Graiman has really done an excellent job of writing fast-moving stories of mythological and historical people, usually having a wise ending. The artwork between stories is outstanding – very fitting to the stories. Things can get rather gorey, but I suppose that is expected in these stories. Characters appear very real and show their feelings. The Sandman, the Lord of Dream, appears in each story, giving help to the good and explainations to the reader.