Posted in 2021, Comic Book, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Graphic Novel, Neil Gaiman, Top Books

The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by @neilhimself

Neil Gaiman’s seminal series, THE SANDMAN, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new edition of THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES!

New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s transcendent series THE SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.

In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.

This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings,” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky Goth girl Death.

Collects THE SANDMAN #1-8.

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Wake up sir, we’re here.

JUNE 6TH, 1916, WYCH CROSS, ENGLAND (SLEEP OF THE JUST)

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(@vertigo_comics, 30 October 2018, ebook, 237 pages, bought from @AmazonKindle)

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Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite writers. I’ve wanted to read The Sandman for ages. I’m glad I finally got round to starting the series. I loved Volume 1: Prologue and Nocturnes and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I don’t often read graphic novels / comic books but tend to enjoy them when I do so I plan to branch out a book and read more. This has everything I’d expect from a Nail Gaiman book, a dark, dazzling delight. I loved it.

Posted in 2020, Comic Book, Contemporary Fiction, First Read, Graphic Novel, Prime Reading, Tara O'Connor

#Roots by @TaraOComics

SHE WENT BACK TO THE OLD WORLD TO FIND HER ROOTS, NEVER SUSPECTING THAT SHE WOULD LAY DOWN NEW ONES.

After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she found wasn’t at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter.

Wrapped in real family history and set amidst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.

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I’m sorry. I care about you, and I don’t want to hurt you, but I’m just not in love with you anymore.

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(@topshelfcomix, 22 November 2017, 154 pages, ebook, borrowed from @AmazonKindle, #PrimeReading)

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I’d never heard of the author before. I occasionally read graphic novels / comic books and I enjoy doing this on kindle. Roots sounded like something a bit different from the stuff I usually read. I had a good time with Roots. It’s black and white and I usually read full-colour comic books but black and white worked really well for the story told in Roots, which you can tell from the title is about identity, family and finding where you fit in the world. I enjoyed this aspect of the story. There is a love story as well which was a bit twee for me but still enjoyable. What can I say; I’m a romantic at heart. Love makes my insides melt. I finished Roots very quickly because it’s not the same as reading continuous prose and felt quite sad when I finished it. I might check out other books by the author.