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THE SANDMAN: WORLDS' END

Gaiman, Neil.

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ISBN 10: 1563891700 / ISBN 13: 9781563891700
Published by DC Comics / Vertigo., NY:, 1994
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Introduction by Stephen King. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22165

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Title: THE SANDMAN: WORLDS' END

Publisher: DC Comics / Vertigo., NY:

Publication Date: 1994

Edition: 1st edition.

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Reminiscent of the legendary Canterbury Tales, THE SANDMAN: WORLDS' END is a wonderful potpourri of engrossing tales and masterly storytelling. Improbably caught in a June blizzard, two wayward compatriots stumble upon a mysterious inn and learn that they are in the middle of a "reality storm." Now surrounded by a menagerie of people and creatures from different times and realities, the two stranded travelers are entertained by mesmerizing myths of infamous sea creatures, dreaming cities, ancient kings, astonishing funeral rituals and moralistic hangmen.

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When Brant and Charlene wreck their car in a horrible snowstorm in the middle of nowhere, the only place they can find shelter is a mysterious little inn called World's End. Here they wait out the storm and listen to stories from the many travelers also stuck at this tavern. These tales exemplify Neil Gaiman's gift for storytelling--and his love for the very telling of them. This volume has almost nothing to do with the larger story of the Sandman, except for a brief foreshadowing nod. It's a nice companion to the best Sandman short story collection, Dream Country, (and it's much better than the hodgepodge Fables and Reflections). World's End works best as a collection--it's a story about a story about stories--all wrapped up in a structure that's clever without being cute, and which features an ending nothing short of spectacular. --Jim Pascoe

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