Quick Review: The Sandman Act 1 and Act 2 by Neil Gaiman

I don’t know why I have waited so long to read or at least listen to his book. It’s just a fun world that Neil Gaiman has created. We have Dream. A cranky, emo boy who gets himself kidnapped and then has to rebuild his world and meet the most interesting and somewhat unhinged characters. Even though some of the stories are short and at times not connected to each other it was still a lot of fun. The audio production with voices of James McAvoy, Kat Dennings and Michael Sheen really brings out the story and brings even more life to the story.

I think I what I liked the most about the story is how messing Morpheus is. For a being that is eons old. He has no idea about who people are or who he is either. He has a long history of falling in love with human history only to spurn them when they don’t reciprocate his feelings or do as he wishes. The most egregious example is the story of Nada, an African Queen. They fall in love but when Nada realizes who he is and how impossible their relationship would be tries to break up with him and eventually kills herself. Upset that she choose to end her own life instead of being his Queen, he condemns her to torture in hell. For Thousands of years she suffers and he still feels that she wronged him until he is finally called out by his own family and he goes to free her. Speaking of her family, the Endless are the dysfunctional family we all love. They equal parts love each other as much as they hate each other. While they support they also scheme against each other and it’s fun. Not to human characters who get stuck in the middle but for us as readers. Desire, doesn’t have a big of a role so far as I thought they would but they are a treat all the less. They like the drama and I’m here for it. So yes, I do hope that Audible releases a volume 3 soon because I do love listening to it.

2 thoughts on “Quick Review: The Sandman Act 1 and Act 2 by Neil Gaiman

  1. Do you plan to also watch the Netflix series? I feel like I should read the books before checking out the series but I have a number of other books lined up that I want to read so not sure when I’ll get to it.

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    • I have seen the show and I liked it. I think they did it really well. It took awhile to get used to Tom Sturridge as Morpheus because I was so used to James McAvoy’s voice but he won me over. There were a few changes that I didn’t like but I understand why they did it. I hope they do make a 2nd season because there are few storylines I would like to see

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