A Game of You

A Game of You

Take an apartment house, mix in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine, and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth installment of the Sandman series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in The Doll's House, who here finds herself a princess Take an apartment house, mix in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused h...

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Title:A Game of You
Author:Neil Gaiman
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:The Sandman: A Game of You
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

A Game of You Reviews

  • Imogen
    Jun 08, 2007

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

  • Chloe
    Oct 12, 2014

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

  • El
    Aug 02, 2014

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

    6 stars! Neil Gaiman?s ?Sandman? series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume ?A Game of You? definitely does not disappoint me! This time, Dream (Morpheus) is dealing with a world that may look cute on the outside but on the in...

    Barbie, who we met in volume one in the Sandman series, has left Ken. She is in another apartment and a new city, and she has been meeting new people. Some of them she trusts, like transgender Wanda, and lesbians Hazel and Foxglove, and even repressed ordinary Thessaly. But some of the...

    Perhaps I'll come back and craft a more eloquent review at some future point, but for now, I have few words. This was, thus far, my favorite volume of the Sandman collection. It is still haunting me, even after a night's sleep (which it infected with some of the most intense dreaming I...

    Not enough Morpheus in this one, nuh-uh, but the story still quite gripping. ...

    I was nervous at first because this is another volume that does not involve Dream that much and focuses more on another set of characters. They're not completely from out of the blue, but still. I was also nervous about the dedication at the beginning to Jonathan Carroll and Tori Amos ...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Oct 07, 2016

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

  • Brooke
    Jul 13, 2009

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

  • David Schaafsma
    Nov 12, 2014

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

  • Linda
    Dec 28, 2015

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

  • Alejandro
    Aug 05, 2014

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

  • Ronyell
    Mar 26, 2012

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

    6 stars! Neil Gaiman?s ?Sandman? series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume ?A Game of You? definitely does not disappoint me! This time, Dream (Morpheus) is dealing with a world that may look cute on the outside but on the in...

  • Mark Russell
    Feb 26, 2009

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

    6 stars! Neil Gaiman?s ?Sandman? series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume ?A Game of You? definitely does not disappoint me! This time, Dream (Morpheus) is dealing with a world that may look cute on the outside but on the in...

    Barbie, who we met in volume one in the Sandman series, has left Ken. She is in another apartment and a new city, and she has been meeting new people. Some of them she trusts, like transgender Wanda, and lesbians Hazel and Foxglove, and even repressed ordinary Thessaly. But some of the...

    Perhaps I'll come back and craft a more eloquent review at some future point, but for now, I have few words. This was, thus far, my favorite volume of the Sandman collection. It is still haunting me, even after a night's sleep (which it infected with some of the most intense dreaming I...

    Not enough Morpheus in this one, nuh-uh, but the story still quite gripping. ...

    I was nervous at first because this is another volume that does not involve Dream that much and focuses more on another set of characters. They're not completely from out of the blue, but still. I was also nervous about the dedication at the beginning to Jonathan Carroll and Tori Amos ...

    It's difficult to review the Sandman books without discussing details that will rob the reader of important surprises, but this is essentially yet another story in which the corporeal world is drawn into a war being waged on the ethereal plain. It centers on a woman (who had a bit role...

  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    Oct 05, 2016

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

    6 stars! Neil Gaiman?s ?Sandman? series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume ?A Game of You? definitely does not disappoint me! This time, Dream (Morpheus) is dealing with a world that may look cute on the outside but on the in...

    Barbie, who we met in volume one in the Sandman series, has left Ken. She is in another apartment and a new city, and she has been meeting new people. Some of them she trusts, like transgender Wanda, and lesbians Hazel and Foxglove, and even repressed ordinary Thessaly. But some of the...

  • Bradley
    Mar 25, 2013

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)
    Jun 20, 2013

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

  • Anthony Chavez
    Dec 10, 2011

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

  • Amanda
    Nov 22, 2015

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

  • Cherie
    Oct 09, 2014

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

  • Dorin
    Apr 25, 2017

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

  • Caro the Helmet Lady
    Feb 22, 2015

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

    6 stars! Neil Gaiman?s ?Sandman? series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume ?A Game of You? definitely does not disappoint me! This time, Dream (Morpheus) is dealing with a world that may look cute on the outside but on the in...

    Barbie, who we met in volume one in the Sandman series, has left Ken. She is in another apartment and a new city, and she has been meeting new people. Some of them she trusts, like transgender Wanda, and lesbians Hazel and Foxglove, and even repressed ordinary Thessaly. But some of the...

    Perhaps I'll come back and craft a more eloquent review at some future point, but for now, I have few words. This was, thus far, my favorite volume of the Sandman collection. It is still haunting me, even after a night's sleep (which it infected with some of the most intense dreaming I...

    Not enough Morpheus in this one, nuh-uh, but the story still quite gripping. ...

  • Stuart
    May 28, 2016

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

  • Zoe's Human
    Jul 25, 2017

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

  • Sean Gibson
    Sep 13, 2018

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

  • Zachary F.
    Aug 09, 2019

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Aug 14, 2017

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

  • Nicole
    Feb 25, 2018

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

  • Primo S.
    Jun 12, 2016

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

    6 stars! Neil Gaiman?s ?Sandman? series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume ?A Game of You? definitely does not disappoint me! This time, Dream (Morpheus) is dealing with a world that may look cute on the outside but on the in...

    Barbie, who we met in volume one in the Sandman series, has left Ken. She is in another apartment and a new city, and she has been meeting new people. Some of them she trusts, like transgender Wanda, and lesbians Hazel and Foxglove, and even repressed ordinary Thessaly. But some of the...

    Perhaps I'll come back and craft a more eloquent review at some future point, but for now, I have few words. This was, thus far, my favorite volume of the Sandman collection. It is still haunting me, even after a night's sleep (which it infected with some of the most intense dreaming I...

    Not enough Morpheus in this one, nuh-uh, but the story still quite gripping. ...

    I was nervous at first because this is another volume that does not involve Dream that much and focuses more on another set of characters. They're not completely from out of the blue, but still. I was also nervous about the dedication at the beginning to Jonathan Carroll and Tori Amos ...

    It's difficult to review the Sandman books without discussing details that will rob the reader of important surprises, but this is essentially yet another story in which the corporeal world is drawn into a war being waged on the ethereal plain. It centers on a woman (who had a bit role...

    97/100 Remember when I said the previous volume was my favorite? Well I was wrong. I love the parts of the series which doesn't show Morpheus/Dream that much, instead showing how Dream affects the lives of some of the most interesting characters I've read about. ...

  • Abigail
    Jul 11, 2016

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

    Amazing from start to finish. Perfect pacing, excellent story, interesting topics, and no time wasted. Amazing exposition and all; best story arc so far. ...

    6 stars! Neil Gaiman?s ?Sandman? series just keeps getting better and better every time I read them and the fifth volume ?A Game of You? definitely does not disappoint me! This time, Dream (Morpheus) is dealing with a world that may look cute on the outside but on the in...

    Barbie, who we met in volume one in the Sandman series, has left Ken. She is in another apartment and a new city, and she has been meeting new people. Some of them she trusts, like transgender Wanda, and lesbians Hazel and Foxglove, and even repressed ordinary Thessaly. But some of the...

    Perhaps I'll come back and craft a more eloquent review at some future point, but for now, I have few words. This was, thus far, my favorite volume of the Sandman collection. It is still haunting me, even after a night's sleep (which it infected with some of the most intense dreaming I...

  • Kyle Berk
    Aug 11, 2018

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

    I don?t know what it is about Sandman, it?s a title that makes me slow down to really appreciate it because it is some of the finest work in comics. And yes I know this has been said before and will be said after but it?s appropriate. Vol 5 A Game of you stars Barbie and her f...

  • Sh3lly
    Jun 19, 2015

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...

    "It's like we fell down the rabbit hole, woke up in... I don't know. Stephen King's basement..." (Wanda to George's head) (91) I love how Gaiman brings back former characters, and is able to intertwine them all. The overarching story has also moved along, ever so slightly. The last...

    Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You: Challenges our childhood fantasies After the excellent Vol 4: Season of Mists, the Sandman once again retreats to the shadows in this unified story arc. Instead it focuses on Barbie, the vapid-seeming blonde who was married to Ken and lived in the same...

    I got it! I think... ...

    After reading issues 29-31 and not enjoying them at all, I expected this volume to be not so good. However, I liked reading Barbie?s story even if Dream didn?t appear much in this volume. Yes, it wasn?t nearly as good as Season of Mists but well, I doubt any upcoming volume will ...

    Example #832 as to why cis people should never ever attempt to write about trans women. Ever. Every single negative stereotype is included here, from the age-old trope of "the surgery" and depictions of trans women as frivolous and overemotional to the extreme and wrapping up with the ...

    Neil Gaiman is such a gifted storyteller. Again, this collection contains an single and complete story arc, but now the world is large enough to start tying together bits and pieces from other parts of The Sandman storyline. ...

    I'll just launch right into it. A Game of You centers on a quintet of (mostly) mortal women sharing an apartment building in New York, two of whom are lesbians, one of whom is trans, one of whom is cishet, and the last of whom is an ageless witch. The cishet woman, Barbie, is the p...

    These just keep getting better and better. I'm really glad I've stuck with these. I was unsure at first but now I'm absolutely loving them. This was one is probably the most straightforward one but man is it dark. It also is one story with the same characters for the whole volume. I re...

    So excellent! Being one continuous story line, this one was completely engrossing from start to finish. The Sandman series just keeps getting better and better as we see characters we were introduced to in previous stories pop up again later. ...

    This is a great volume focused less on Dream/Morpheus himself than on dream worlds populated by Narnia-like and stuffed animal characters from Barbie's youth, "morphed" into somewhat scarier beings, this being Gaiman, and the dreams of her friends Wanda, a drag Queen, a lesbian couple,...

    "It's like, that people... well, that everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody, all of the people in the whole world -- no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... not just on...

  • Johann (jobis89)
    Mar 29, 2019

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

  • Lᴀʏᴀ Rᴀɴɪ #BookDiet2019
    Jan 29, 2014

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman, and so far this is only my third favorite (after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist). Its development is somewhat muddy, its narrative too crowded with characters, and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the t...

    We?re back in the game!!! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt & Stan Woch Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein FAIRY TALES, NATURE?S FORCES, BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT & COMPACT?S TE...

    The spell has been broken, the dream has ended. Well, at least, for now. I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt more like a spin-off than part of the actual series. Dream was barely present; he was more of a side character, only appearing briefly...

    I love Barbie. I love Wanda. I love Thessaly. Truly, this was one hell of a tightly-woven story including inner-worlds, cuckoo birds, ancient witches, pulling down the moon, and death. There's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials. As a whole it seriously ...

    Impressed once again! I have so much love for this series. Full review to come... ...

    A Game of You, the 5th volume in the Sandman series, is my favorite so far. One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them (this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing more rewarding for...

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate, though that?s good thing in this instance. This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one, with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role. It?s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters...

    The Sandman series goes from strength to strength, capable of reinventing itself with each new collection. Morpheus is mostly absent at the start of A Game of You , but that's all right, as the new characters prove interesting enough without his presence. The story takes place part...

    This came into my bookstore and I hadn't read it in a couple years, plus it's the one with the transwoman in it, and I was feeling emotionally vulnerable. So bring it on! So... yeah. So when I was a little kid I read this and it was like, I was a baby transsexual and all I knew abo...

    In the next ten months of reading all of its volumes or so, I didn't really think it was possible for me to fall in love with The Sandman. I knew I was already a fan since The Doll's House, but my appreciation and affection for Gaiman's work were not as intense or as consuming as I ini...