"Wake up, sir. We're here." It's a simple enough opening line--although not many would have guessed back in 1991 that this would lead to one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comics of the second half of the century.
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.
Neil Gaiman is the most critically acclaimed comics writer of the 1990s and is the author of numerous books and graphic novels. He is the New York Times No. 1 bestselling author of American Gods and Anansi Boys, and won critical acclaim for his first feature film, Mirrormask, with long-time collaborator Dave McKean. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very good read, spoke to me and conveyed a great story. Everything was amazing. Stories like this cone by rarely.Published 4 months ago by Regan Pratt
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 17 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 18 months ago by Mediaevalgirl
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 20 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 22 months ago by alex