Dream Country (The Sandman, #3) by Neil Gaiman

Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)

The third volume of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor. collecting ...


Details Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)

TitleDream Country (The Sandman, #3)
ISBN9781563892264
Author
Release DateFeb 5th, 1999
PublisherDC Comics
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Graphic Novels Comics
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Reviews Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)

  • Alejandro
    2013-06-17
    The Twilight Zone comes into The Dreaming. Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Kelly Jones, Malcolm Jones III, Colleen Doran & Charles VessLetterer: Todd KleinCovers: Dave McKean MUSES, CATS, PLAYWRIGHTS & ELEMENTS This is a wonderful volumen in the The Sandman run where the great storyteller, Neil Gaiman, unleashes his imagination to the fullest giving us the pleasure of reading four stories where anything can happen...CALLIOPE You ha...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2017-02-27
    Sometimes I like to binge read a series, I enjoy it that much that I try to read it as quickly as possible. The real world ceases to exist for a few days. This really isn’t anything particularly remarkable to say about a series, most readers do this sort of thing. Though every so often, maybe once every two to three years or so of reading, a series will come along that is so utterly excellent that I don’t want to read it. I mean, I don’t wa...
  • Bill Kerwin
    2016-08-05
    The third volume of The Sandman series is a bit of a mixed bag, since the individual stories, although all entertaining, vary in quality. And yet it also contains what may be the greatest Sandman tale of all time.First of all, this volume is essentially half the length of the first two, consisting of four individual numbers instead of the customary eight. It is padded to something close to the normal length by the addition of an original Gaiman s...
  • Patrick
    2014-01-24
    Note: This is part two of a rambling multi-volume re-read of the series. It will probably make better sense in context of other reviews... The third volume of Sandman is several short stand-alone stories. It also includes my my favorite story in the entire series. Where Shakespeare's troupe performs Midsummer's Night's Dream for the assembled host of Faerie. Midsummer's is my favorite of Shakespeare's plays, I should mention. I remember reading t...
  • Bradley
    2013-03-25
    This is a fairly short volume, but each story is tight and delightful. This is where I remember the Sandman comics coming into its own, and Morpheus himself hardly had any role in them. It's all about stories. Stories about stories. Of course, I can make the same argument about the entire run of the series, but like I said, this is where it comes into its own.A kidnapped muse gets freed by her old lover. A cat's dreaming of a new and free world. ...
  • Anne
    2014-05-06
    I quit.Sandman is not for me. I can honestly see why so many of you love it, but...I can't force myself to do this any longer!I don't like the art. It reminds me of some scratchy shit that one of my kids drew. The difference is, the artist isn't one of my kids, so I don't feel the need to put this up on my refrigerator. Sorry, I know a lot of you love this style.There are few different stories in this one, and I didn't like any of them.First one ...
  • Algernon
    2013-05-29
    An intermezzo between two longer story arcs, composed of four stand-alone issues. Part of the appeal for me is in the quality of work from the guest artists, Charles Vess and Kelley Jones in particular, but the main attraction remains in the creative writing of Gaiman. 17 - Calliope - is a story about a muse from ancient Greece, a prisoner of the mortal plane where she is enslaved and abused by a writer who wants fame and fortune.18 - A Dream of ...
  • Char
    2016-04-27
    The Dream Country contains 4 stand alone stories and Morpheus is mentioned only as a side character in A Midsummer Night's Dream, which won The World Fantasy Award.Even though that story won a big award, it was not my favorite in the collection- I much preferred both Calliope and Facade. In Calliope, a man discovers and abuses his muse and in Facade we learn a lot about the faces we wear and the sister of Morpheus, Death, plays a role. How can an...
  • Sam Quixote
    2011-11-01
    I’ve been re-reading a lot of books that I enjoyed years ago recently and it’s been very rewarding for the most part, rediscovering books I loved all over again. Unfortunately Sandman - a series I really liked the first time round - is not among them and it’s so disappointing! What I remember of Sandman was that the first two volumes weren’t that great (and that checks out) but that the series starts to take off in this third volume, Drea...
  • Obsidian
    2017-03-29
    I did like this, but thought that it was a bit all over the place. I only really liked one issue and that was the one dealing with Death and the woman who was not a woman, Rainie. There seemed to be no connection between these issues and I thought that the issue ending on scripts of whatever for this volume was boring. I just skipped all over that. "Calliope" was a great story and we find out more about this Muse and her relationship with Dream. ...