Be aware – if you are popping in on this post and not participating in the re-read, there are major spoilers to follow! Also, you should totally participate in the re-read.
So, who died?
Nobody died. How can you kill an idea? How can you kill the personification of an action?
Then, what died? Who [...]
“Can’t say I’ve ever been too fond of beginnings, myself. Messy little things. Give me a good ending anytime. You know where you are with an ending.”
I suppose we do, at that. Or, at the very least, we know a bit about where we are not. Not anymore. The Kindly Ones opens with a [...]
Note from G4 – the content below was originally divided into two posts, published on August 14th and August 21st, 2011. They were among the posts we lost due to database issues in early September. Therefore, they are best read after the post covering A Game of You [...]
(These two were among our lost posts, back in the dark days of “the database malfunction of September, 2011.” I’ve done my best to recreate them as they originally appeared)
Sometimes I second guess my past self in matters concerning love. “That guy never really meant that much to me, did he? I was just [...]
Brief summary: In a novel that bears striking resemblance to A Doll’s House in terms of character
composition (a rag-tag group living in the same building, plagued by bad dreams, with a powerful woman who doesn’t understand the role she plays at the center), A Game of You tells the story of Barbie and her [...]
From the opening in Destiny’s Garden, through the negotiations for Hell and the closing of Destiny’s book at [...]
Welcome all! Bex and I decided to divide up the issues in this collection, with her taking A Dream of a Thousand Cats and Facade, and me taking Calliope and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I discuss Midsummer and Calliope together, since they are the two most directly related to the overall arc of the series, [...]
Super brief summary in which I reveal something of a girl crush on Rose Walker: Rose Walker. I love that name. Every time someone says it, I want to steal it for myself. Rose will go on to deliver one of my favorites pieces of dialogue in all The Sandman series, you [...]
If you haven’t read our post “A Prelude to Preludes and Nocturnes” you might want to check it out here first. It has our policy on spoilers as well as the calendar for the re-read.
Super brief summary because, hey, we’ve all read it by now. First published in 1991, [...]
I’ve always loved the term “devour” as applied to the reading of books. I have been eating them alive since I was twelve, sometimes so fast I barely had time to breathe, let alone chew. Sandman was the first series to consume me back.
I don’t want to overstate this. I would have made it [...]