In Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman weaves the story of a man interested in capturing the physical manifestation of Death but who instead captures the King of Dreams. By Gaiman's own admission there's a lot in this first collection that is awkward and ungainly--which is not to say there are not frequent moments of greatness here. The chapter "24 Hours" is worth the price of the book alone; it stands as one of the most chilling examples of horror in comics. And let's not underestimate Gaiman's achievement of personifying Death as a perky, overly cheery, cute goth girl! All in all, I greatly prefer the roguish breaking of new ground in this book to the often dull precision of the concluding volumes of the Sandman series. --Jim Pascoe...Continua
Great drawings, great characters, but I expected a bit more substance and strength from the story
"Wake up Sir, we are here". The first words of what probably is the best graphic epic ever. Welcome to the dream, welcome to the dreaming.
In the first volume we see Dream rebuilding the Dreaming and one of my favourite episodes ever, the one in which Morpheus (yes, still Dream) reclaims his helmet from the demon Choronzon. "I am hope".
Fantastic comic, deep magic story told by a genius of modern fantastic literature
Mixture of horror, fantasy, mythology and good ol' storytelling - layers and layers of meaning - littered with references to myths and legends from all round the world. Absolute masterpiece. You could write a thesis on this series and I wish I did!! Preludes and Nocturnes is just the first in the series but it will get you started on the journey.......Continua