Continues the epic of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, as he observes and interacts with an odd assortment of historical and fictional characters throughout time....
|Title||:||Sandman, The: Fables & Reflections - Book VI|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Vertigo Auflage Gph 4 Januar 1994|
|Number of Pages||:||264 Seiten|
|File Size||:||794 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Sandman, The: Fables & Reflections - Book VI Reviews
I love the Sandman story and after having read almost all of them on my old Kindle, I decided to buy the printed version. I am happy to have made this decision.
The sixth Sandman and until now my personal favourite!It's not a continous story but rather 8 1/2 strips, including the short 'foreword-history'. More than the half of it base upon true historical incidents and life stories like Emperor Augustus, the French Revolution, Marco Polo etc. The others are predicated on old legends or myths, so throughout the whole readingtime I had the feeling, these are not just phantastic stories but they could have really happen like this. And in every event Sandman plays an important part.Last but not least the pictures are again impressive as always. For every story there is a certain style (Ramadan - very coloured, like a fairy tale; Soft Places - almost paltry, blank spaces like you expect it in a desert etc.), which accords perfectly with the contents of the different tales.Fantastic stories, amazing drawings - a great book!
This is a collection of stories by the gifted author,Neil Gaiman. They are stories that inspire the reader.They use the metaphor of the Sandman, and his six brothers and sisters, The Endless, to show how humans can overcome the most adverse circumstances by simply believing in themselves, and keeping faith in their dreams. Again, the story of Emporer Norton is truly unique, an incredible story. This is not your average spandex-and-muscles superhero, as it says on the back, "the sandman is not an actor in the stories, he is an observer..."
I've read 6 Sandman books now, in order, Fables and Reflections being the most recent. It could be my favorite, but they're all so perfect in different ways. I made my mom read "Ramadan", and now she's hooked. I just love that story. I can't stop thinking about it...it's just incredible. Gorgeous. My suggestion: If you're new to Sandman, and aren't exactly sure whether you'll like it, read Fables and Reflections. (Only skip "Song of Orpheus" and "A Parliament of Rooks", which would be a bit confusing without the other issues.) However, if you're new to Sandman and trust Neil Gaiman with all your heart, start with Preludes and Nocturnes and know that it gets better. I really think they're best read in order. "Ramadan" is just pure genius. The collection would be worth its price if only that one story were in it. "Fear of Falling" is another highlight, although no one ever mentions it. Very simple and short, but great. "The Hunt" is cool...well, all of them are! If you already know Sandman, obviously you'll want to buy this volume. If you're new, then don't hesitate.
I used to read a lot of comics, but by far, the Sandman series is my all time favorite. I bought Fables and Reflections mostly because of one very entertaining story, that of the first and last Emporer of America. Certainly, that is not the only reason I would recomend reading this, the entire collection of stories, even the entire Sandman series is well worth your time . If you enjoy fantasy, history, comic books, Myth, etc. you should read this as soon as possible
In my mind, "The Sandman" is the greatest comic book to come along in the past 15 years or so. Neil Gaiman is such a great writer and brings so much into the mix that is Sandman. Of course, it's easy to do this when Sandman is the King Of Dreams, but the way Neil did it was truly magical. "Fables and Reflections" is perhaps my favorite of the Sandman collections because they are all self-contained stories that are all interesing in their own right. All the Sandman issues are great, but you cannot read only one chapter of "Brief Lives" or "Doll's House" to get the whole meaning. Because this collection is so varied, it would be a good place for new readers tom start. The Sandman storylines often jump around in time anyway, after all Dream has been around since the beginning of time and that is a lot of ground to cover! I should start off perhaps by explaining who the Sandman is. The Sandman goes by many names, but his given name is Dream and he is the king of dreams. He is one of the Endless, who are all older than Gods. The rest of the Endless are Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Destruction, and Delirium. Each of their names gives you a glimpse of what they are and what they do. Death, Delirium, Despair, and Desire pop up in this volume, as do other familiar charactewrs like Matthew the Raven. What distinguishes "Fables & Reflections" from other Sandman collections is that not only does it not follow a choesive story, but Dream is not directly involved in all the tales told here. Some of the tales are stories being told that involve the Dream King. Some are pieces of long past history involving the Sandman (such as encounters with Mark Twain and Caeser Augustus) and some are even retellings of old myths like Orpheus' Song. All of these stories are bound together by soemthing that every person does: dream. Gaiman tries to make sense of dreams and of Dream. Although Dream is as old as the hills, he can be quite human at times. Neil Gaiman's writing is just phenomonal. Who else would think to reference Joshua Norton, emperor of the United States? He also has great one-liners that often are given by Delirium and Matthew the Raven. If you like to read, I suggest reading Sandman. This is best comic book out there. Nothing is like it. It's an experience unto itself.
A SERIES OF SHORT STORIES RATHER LIKE "DREAM COUNTRY" WHERE THERE IS NO GRAND PLOT LINE RUNNING THROUGHOUT. OTHER THAN THE PLOT LINE FOR THE SERIES AS A WHOLE, AND THATS PLOT LINE ENOUGH FOR ANYONE, ALL THE STORIES ANSWER QUESTIONS AND CREATE NEW ONES. HAVING READ THE ENTIRE SERIES I KEEP REREADING ALL THE SANDMAN NOVELS AND WONDERING IF GAIMAN PLANNED IT ALL FROM THE BEGINING OR IF HE LET THE STORY TELL ITSELF AS THE SERIES RAN. EITHER WAY IF YOU ARE LOOKING HARD ENOUGH YOU CAN SEE ANSWERS TO ONIEROS' DECISION IN THE "KINDLY ONES" \. NEIL IF YOU READ THIS----THANK YOU