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The Sandman: A Game of You

Vol. 5

By Neil Gaiman

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| Paperback | 9781563890895

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You may have heard somewhere that Neil Gaiman's Sandman series consisted of cool, hip, edgy, smart comic books. And you may have thought, "What the hell does that mean?" Enter A Game of You to confound the issue even more, while at the same Continue

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

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    This one took me a couple of reads to enjoy. The oddball "fantasy" dream that carries on the narrative is very... eh... peculiar, very childish. And it jars terribly with what is happening outside the dream. Which, really, is its whole point.

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    Marco Piva said on Mar 28, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Aunque quizá otros tomos de The Sandman sean claramente mejores que este, Un Juego de Ti es sin ninguna duda mi favorito.

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    Benazir said on Apr 10, 2009 | Add your feedback

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    Gaiman non si smentisce mai. I disegni sono forse un po' inferiori ad altri volumi o alla miniserie dedicata a Death, ma qui l'importante non è tanto la forma quanto il contenuto.

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    SleepingPoisoN said on Nov 11, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    Adoraba ser un niño. Era uno de 17 hermanos. Todos nos llamábamos Wilkinson –me imagino que sería más duro para las chicas, pero todos nos acostumbrábamos al final. Culpo a mis padres, realmente.

    Me gustaría haber sido hijo único, así cuando al ...(continue)

    Adoraba ser un niño. Era uno de 17 hermanos. Todos nos llamábamos Wilkinson –me imagino que sería más duro para las chicas, pero todos nos acostumbrábamos al final. Culpo a mis padres, realmente.

    Me gustaría haber sido hijo único, así cuando alguien grita Wilkinson, sabes si es a ti o no.

    Wilkinson, Un juego de ti.

    http://contandocabras.blogspot.com/2008/05/sandman-una-…

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    aypexa said on May 10, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    La protagonista di questo volume è Barbie, la vicina di casa di Rose Walker incontrata in Casa di Bambola, che si è separa da poco da suo ragazzo perfetto Ken e si è trasferita a New York. Ha due amiche, la vivace Wanda e la più tranquilla Thessaly, ...(continue)

    La protagonista di questo volume è Barbie, la vicina di casa di Rose Walker incontrata in Casa di Bambola, che si è separa da poco da suo ragazzo perfetto Ken e si è trasferita a New York. Ha due amiche, la vivace Wanda e la più tranquilla Thessaly, due vicine di casa lesbiche e un inquietante vicino di casa di nome George, tutti collegati con il Regno del Sogno. Barbie scopre infatti che i suoi sogni sono un portale per un regno incantato, che lei stessa creò durante la sua infanzia, e che ora è messo in pericolo dal misterioso Cucù. Tutte le bambine nei loro sogni sono spesso bellissime principesse, ma cosa succede se questi sogni cercano di prendere vita?

    Commento estratto da "Nelle Terre del Sogno: Sandman", articolo scritto da me e altri tre fan di Gaiman per FantasyMagazine.

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    Klytia said on Feb 18, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    Honestly, the idea of the Cuckoo was a little too cuckoo for me. Add that to the fact that Barbie was a character you didn't really care about in 'The Doll's House', and I felt you'd pretty disappointed by this.

    Gaiman is great, but this volum ...(continue)

    Honestly, the idea of the Cuckoo was a little too cuckoo for me. Add that to the fact that Barbie was a character you didn't really care about in 'The Doll's House', and I felt you'd pretty disappointed by this.

    Gaiman is great, but this volume seems the weakest so far.

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    shazzpezzazz said on Aug 24, 2007 | Add your feedback

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