The Sandman

The Sandman

A Game of You

Book - 2011
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Take an apartment house, add in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth installment of the Sandman series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in The doll's house and now finds herself a princess in a vivid dreamworld.
Publisher: New York : Vertigo/DC Comics, c2011
Edition: Fully remastered ed
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781401230432
Branch Call Number: Gaim

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smatte
Jul 26, 2018

This was one of the strangest, saddest, most intense, and adult-oriented comics I've ever read, all at once. The titular character is shown only sparingly, but he has an important role to play; one of his siblings also makes a surprise appearance. Among the main characters in this volume are a lesbian couple and a transsexual woman, so young readers and the exceedingly pious should proceed with caution.

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janajee
Nov 08, 2017

This volume felt sadder than I was ready for, but I do like the idea of worlds existing inside each and every one of us.

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dtaylz
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.

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

Not as good as some of the volumes, but still recommend it for all Sandman fans! :)

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andreareads
Aug 03, 2013

I really liked the Colleen Doran artwork, especially the drawing down the moon bit.

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lzkatz
Jun 06, 2012

While not my favorite in this series, it is a fabulous series. And like the first four volumes I find myself continuing to think and dream about it even days after I finished it.

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