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THE SANDMAN: A GAME OF YOU

Gaiman, Neil.

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ISBN 10: 1563890933 / ISBN 13: 9781563890932
Published by DC Comics., NY:, 1993
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Introduction by Samuel R. Delany. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22163

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Title: THE SANDMAN: A GAME OF YOU

Publisher: DC Comics., NY:

Publication Date: 1993

Edition: 1st edition.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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You may have heard somewhere that Neil Gaiman's Sandman series consisted of cool, hip, edgy, smart comic books. And you may have thought, "What the hell does that mean?" Enter A Game of You to confound the issue even more, while at the same time standing as a fine example of such a description. This is not an easy book. The characters are dense and unique, while their observations are, as always with Gaiman, refreshingly familiar. Then there's the plot, which grinds along like a coffee mill, in the process breaking down the two worlds of this series, that of the dream and that of the dreamer. Gaiman pushes these worlds to their very extremes--one is a fantasy world with talking animals, a missing princess, and a mysterious villain called the Cuckoo; the other is an urban microcosm inhabited by a drag queen, a punk lesbian couple, and a New York doll named Barbie. In almost every way this book sits at 180 degrees from the earlier four volumes of the Sandman series--although the less it seems to belong to the series, the more it shows its heart. --Jim Pascoe

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