The Sandman

The Sandman

Volume 5, A Game of You

eBook - 2011
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THE SANDMAN: A GAME OF YOU tells a fascinating tale of lost childhood dreams and the power that they can wield over reality. Since she was a child, Barbie has dreamed of a world in which she was a princess. But after separating from her husband, she has ceased to dream, and her fantasy kingdom has been savagely overrun by an evil entity known as the Cuckoo. Now, as elements of her fantasy world cross over and begin to drastically affect reality, Barbie and her friends venture into the realm of dreams to save its peaceful inhabitants. But against the power of dark and dying dreams, even the combined might of a witch, two lesbian lovers, a transsexual, and a decapitated talking head might not be enough to save two different planes of existence.
Publisher: [United States] : Vertigo : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781401236489 (electronic bk.)
1401236480 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Game of you


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Jul 26, 2018

This was one of the strangest, saddest, most intense, and adult-oriented comics I've ever read, all at once. The titular character is shown only sparingly, but he has an important role to play; one of his siblings also makes a surprise appearance. Among the main characters in this volume are a lesbian couple and a transsexual woman, so young readers and the exceedingly pious should proceed with caution.

Nov 08, 2017

This volume felt sadder than I was ready for, but I do like the idea of worlds existing inside each and every one of us.

Apr 24, 2016

APL Ruiz's resident authority on comics has called Watchmen "the Citizen Kane of graphic novels" and I agree it's a staggering achievement, but I now think The Sandman reaches farther and deeper.

Jul 03, 2014

Not as good as some of the volumes, but still recommend it for all Sandman fans! :)

Aug 03, 2013

I really liked the Colleen Doran artwork, especially the drawing down the moon bit.

Jun 06, 2012

While not my favorite in this series, it is a fabulous series. And like the first four volumes I find myself continuing to think and dream about it even days after I finished it.


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