OT: sandman query
head_overheels at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 27 04:12:09 EDT 2004
I'm a Gaiman beginner too (have read four so far), and I don't think you
have to read them in order - Lord konws I don't. And they're all pretty good
(though A Game of You is "keep the light on" icky at times), so that would
probably be a matter of individual taste.
But if I'm to give an advice, I say starting with an anthology of shorts
might be a good idea, to give you many different angles quickly. Myself, I
started with "Endless Nights", which is actually the last one, and it gave
me an introduction to the main characters that was pretty useful. Another
anthology that would work much in the same way is "Fables & Reflections" -
all the stories are self-contained, and the Sandman and his siblings don't
necessarily play big parts in all of them, but you get very good
introductions there as well.
As for the earliest stories, I still haven't read them, so I can't tell you
anything about them...
Don't condemn. Don't give in. Reason.
>From: Emma Comerford <emmaco at tpg.com.au>
>Reply-To: dwj at suberic.net
>To: dwj at suberic.net
>Subject: OT: sandman query
>Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:59:03 +1000
>I've finally become determined to seek out or buy some Gaiman
>Sandman comics but vaguely think I remember a discussion on the list
>on the best place to start reading. Can anyone either give me an
>opinion or point me towards the relevant archive threads? One of the
>reasons I've decided I must find some Sandman is that Neil is coming
>out to Australia next year (for the Continuum con in Melbourne) and
>I want to have read some of his non-novel work before I meet him!
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