The Sandman tells the story of Dream, who is one of the Endless and presides over the realm of dreams. He begins to have trouble holding onto his domain after humans start to forget about dreaming, which allows nightmares to invade people’s sleep. In order for humans to remember how important dreams are, Dream goes on a journey through different parts of their subconscious.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for those who are interested in science fiction and fantasy, as well as mythology. Neil Gaiman’s lyrical writing style makes The Sandman an immersive read that will keep you captivated until the very end.
- The writing is lyrical and imaginative, drawing the reader into a fantastical world
- The characters are richly drawn and complex
- It’s an interesting exploration of the power of dreams
- It can be difficult to follow the story
- The ending might leave some readers unsatisfied
- Some of the religious references could be confusing
Learn more about the author
Neil Gaiman is an English author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as comics and graphic novels. He is most well-known for his award-winning novel, The Sandman.
“The Sandman is the kind of comic that I never knew I needed in my life, until now. It’s a gorgeously written and illustrated tale about Dream (a.k.a., Morpheus), one of seven beings known as the Endless, who oversees all aspects of dreams.”
“The Sandman is a masterpiece of imaginative fiction by Neil Gaiman. I was entranced from beginning to end, and the profound insights into human nature and the subconscious mind left me pondering for days.”
“The Sandman is one of those comics that you can easily get lost in. It’s complex, full of interesting characters and Neil Gaiman’s writing makes it a thoroughly enjoyable read.”
“This dark, surrealistic book is one of my favorites. Gaiman’s writing style is poetic and often beautiful, despite the sometimes disturbing images he portrays. The story centers around Dream (also known as Morpheus), one of the Endless who are a family of gods-like beings that govern different aspects of life and death. As humans begin to forget about dreams, nightmares start to invade people’s sleep which weakens Dream’s power over the dream realm; so in order for humans to remember how important dreaming is, Dream goes on a journey through different parts of their subconscious.”