|Nomadic SA Chick||
So a few weeks ago my boss introduced me to the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. As a fan of Gaiman's work I was very intrigued. As with his other works, it was far from disappointing. The Sandman series follows Dream (an Endless being in charge of the dreams and nightmares of humans). It starts off with Dream being kidnapped while some silly humans were trying to trap Dreams' sister, Death. Something went wrong and they ended up with Dream being trapped instead. The first part of Volume 1 follows Dream as he bides his time to escape from the human world and return to his realm. After the conclusion of Dream's capture we journey through many different intertwining stories that revolve around Dream, his family (Death, Destiny, Desire, Despair, and Delirium), other Endless beings, and mortals.
The first volume is outstanding. I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. Volume 2 took me a bit longer, partially because I am reading so many different things at the moment, but it was still good. Volume 2 wasn't as great as 1, but I still recommend that you read both of them. I cannot wait to read the other 3 .... It's a huge series. But they're just so good! The stories Gaiman tells are classic, and the art work is beautiful.
The Absolute Sandman Volume 1 is a 5 out of 5
The Absolute Sandman Volume 2 is a 3.5 out of 5