04. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Graphic Novel, Janet

The Sandman - Dream Country by Neil Gaiman, 152 pages, read by Janet, on 09/28/2012

This is a very interesting Sandman collection with only four stories, but they are quite involved.  The most easily recognized from classical tales is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  This version combines real people (putting on the show) with mystical creatures (the audience) for this dream story and gives their interaction. The very last story tells the author’s directions for the artists on the script, scenes, description of characters, and some of his thoughts on the story at that point for the first story in the book “Caliope”.  The artists sometimes write their comments, too.  It is very interesting how complete everything is planned to bring the story to life.  To the reader it just seems to flow along.

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