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The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes, by Neil Gaiman

8 reviews

obviousthings's review

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challenging dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.25


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shoshin's review against another edition

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dark fast-paced

3.0

I read this years ago. I think I liked it better the first time. 

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theinvulnerabletide's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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liagatha's review

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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speroh's review against another edition

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dark emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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mariakureads's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

I was way too young the first time I read this but with an older brother around, it was also easy to grab my hands on it but a lot of that passed me by the first time. On this second re-read, I can see the more convoluted story lines in each single issue which feel as single stories with one character connecting them all together.

We meet Morpheus, the Sandman, the Dream King. One of the oldest goods still around and yet a baby brother amongst his siblings which I find endearing. It highlights a family relationship which is further explored through other issues but on this volume, we are introduced to him, his power, his objects and where he's been. Along the way we get to meet a cast of well known faces and names and are introduced to some we will meet later. 

Gaiman has always been able to tell a story and here is the start of his longest running story featuring the Endless. I'll be honest that this is dark, a little twisted, a little gritty, and definitely not for kids. There's elements of horror and some very tongue in cheek dark humor that isn't for everyone but something I always enjoyed about his work. Gaiman isn't afraid to explore his worlds through his characters and so I can't wat to keep re-reading this all over again. 

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debookgeek's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

2021
4/5 stars

2020
3.5/5 sterren

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itsellie's review against another edition

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adventurous dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

This was the first comic I have ever read. I am not familiar with the genre so I really don't know how to process this medium. I know that I read this super fast. It took me a couple pages to get into because the beginning had a lot of characters and I did not know if I had to remember them all. But once I got the gist of the storytelling I was hooked. I read this so fast I felt like I always had to see what was next. It was a very strange experience as this is a very strange book. It's funny because this book is about dreams and it really felt as wild as one of my own dreams. I was discussing this with my boyfriend as I read it and I kept saying that I did not know if I liked it because it was so weird. But I ultimately concluded that because I read it so voraciously I must have enjoyed it.  I will for sure be continuing in this series

Written: 03/29/2021 
Age: 18

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