- Library Binding: 233 pages
- Publisher: Turtleback Books (December 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1417651636
- ISBN-13: 978-1417651634
- Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 16.8 x 1.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 544 g
- Average Customer Review: (88 customer reviews)
In Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman weaves the story of a man interested in capturing the physical manifestation of Death but who instead captures the King of Dreams. By Gaiman's own admission there's a lot in this first collection that is awkward and ungainly--which is not to say there are not frequent moments of greatness here. The chapter "24 Hours" is worth the price of the book alone; it stands as one of the most chilling examples of horror in comics. And let's not underestimate Gaiman's achievement of personifying Death as a perky, overly cheery, cute goth girl! All in all, I greatly prefer the roguish breaking of new ground in this book to the often dull precision of the concluding volumes of the Sandman series. --Jim Pascoe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Have i discovered a masterpiece ???
The awnser is YES.
The beginig is a little bit low to start but when it starts it never stops. Read more
The story is good but It turns out I don't much like graphic novels. For those wondering how graphic novels display on the Kindle I was pleasantly surprised.Published 8 months ago by Robert Pigeon
This was my first foray into a true graphic novel. I liked it more as the story developed but I wasn't crazy about it. It was alright. It felt disjointed and scattered at times.Published 10 months ago by Mediaevalgirl
Neil Gaiman, for me, has been a touch hit and miss. I didn't like 'Stardust', but I loved 'American Gods' and 'Neverwhere'. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mike
A great starting point to get in to horror and graphic novels - a beautifully imagined fantasy cross real world. I highly recommend this series.Published 12 months ago by Al. Mo.
Overall it wasn't a bad book, but when it comes down to it, it was a child's tale told in an adult format. Read morePublished 13 months ago by alex
This was my first graphic novel. It seems like it was a good starting point, The art is as good as the story. Clever writing and interesting concept. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Sandman remains my favourite comic series. I have been reading comics since I was a kid in the 70s. Neil Gaiman is a master storyteller. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2012 by DintMoo
C'est un récit intemporel à saveur temporelle sur un fond de patience. Très captivant et merveilleux. Cette BD est à la hauteur de sa réputation.Published on April 9 2012 by Gauver