Book Review: A Game of You (Sandman #5)

A Game of You (The Sandman, #5)A Game of You by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a beautiful and sad story arc that followed Barbie, a character originally from The Dolls House. There were a number of things I loved about this: how little details are revealed that turn out to somehow connect to other characters and parts of Dream’s story, how marvelously complicated the characters’ personal lives are, and how the difference between good and evil isn’t always clear cut.

As with other volumes, there was one character who I particularly want to know more about: Thessaly, who is petty and vengeful and slightly power-mad. I also hope we see more of Barbie, and that good things happen to her.

Book Source: Free Library of Philadelphia

Book Review: Season of Mists (The Sandman #4)

Season of Mists (The Sandman, #4)Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The story told in Season of Mists is satisfying. I like the way the storylines interwove, and I like the idea of Dream setting things right. He’s rather likeable anyway, but it makes him more likable. I also like the idea that people (or immortals) can change for the better, especially since so many of the characters are trapped in their own self-delusions—making their own hell and carrying it around with them.

The one thing more that I wanted was to know what happens to Rowland and Paine. I hope I’ll find out in a later volume.

Book Source: Free Library of Philadephia

Book Review: Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)

Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I liked this volume of the Sandman, I have to say, I didn’t like it as much as the previous two. I suspect that’s because there wasn’t a story arc tying them together, although there are a few links to previous issues/volumes.

Overall, it was worth reading, and it might even grow on me if I was to re-read it, since I read the first story, Calliope, again after finishing all of them, and I liked it better the second time around.

Book Source: The Free Library of Philadelphia