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The Sandman, Volume 5: A Game of You

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A Game of You is the fifth volume in the story of The Sandman.

A departure in style and tone for the series, as Morpheus, King of Dreams, takes a supporting role. A mix of several fiction genres, from fantasy to horror, A Game of You features a doll-like protagonist named Barbie, her pre-operative transsexual neighbor, a lesbian couple (Hazel and Foxglove, who also appear in Gaiman's Death graphic novels), talking animals, and a severed head.

Review:

"Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium." Stephen King

Review:

"Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time." Norman Mailer

Review:

"Nothing less than a popular culture masterpiece, and a work that is braver, smarter, and more meaningful than just about anything 'high culture' has produced during the same period." Mikal Gilmore, author of Shot In the Heart

Review:

"Gaiman spins a tale that spans worlds, from the urban inhabitants of a grungy walk-up, to those of a Narnia-type land endangered by an enemy known only as the Cuckoo. Gaiman's adroit sampling of world mythos gives the series its scope and sense of timelessness, but as usual it's the characters who stand out. This time the wonderfully motley crew includes a drag queen, a punky lesbian couple, several talking animals, one talking decapitated head, the confused heroine Barbie, and of course, Morpheus himself, The Sandman's eponymous dreammeister....If you haven't read The Sandman yet, this is as good a place as any to start. Shawn McManus's drawings are marvelous, the story is marvelous, and, by the end, Gaiman's splendid writing even managed to coax a tear from these tired old eyes. The Sandman remains the standard by which other fantasy works, graphic and otherwise, will be measured in the '90s. Great stuff." Elizabeth Hand, Detroit Metro Times

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The line between reality and fantasy is blurred in this tale of gender identity, childhood, and magic.

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/Neil Gaiman /Shawn McManus, Bryan Talbot et al Walk the line between fantasyand reality in Neil Gaiman's subtle and poignant tale A GAME OF YOU. This

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Written by Neil Gaiman; art by Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt, Stan Woch, and Dick Giordano; cover by Dave McKean; introduction by Samuel R. Delany

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
While this story arc is linked to the rest of the series, it is also one of the most self-contained of the story arcs and stands alone very well. Barbie, who was a marginal character in A Doll's House, has separated from her husband and is living in a small New York apartment building with a cast of rather odd characters. There's Wanda, a transwoman who is Barbie's best friend and protector; Hazel (who might be pregnant) and Foxglove, the punk lesbian couple; Thessaly, a bespectacled witch; and George, the recluse who lives on the top floor. When Barbie is drawn back into the dream world she visited every night as a child, the other women must figure out how to protect her and bring her home. Meanwhile, Barbie is on a quest to save the kingdom from a mysterious adversary known as The Cuckoo.

This has always been one of my favorites, because I love the interaction between all the characters. Hazel and Foxglove are particularly great, and I kind of wish Gaiman had seen fit to give them a starring role later on. Ah well...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563890895
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
Vertigo
Introduction by:
Samuel R. Delany
Illustrator:
Talbot, Bryan
Illustrator:
Colleen Doran
Editor:
Bob Kahan
Editor:
Kahan, Bob
Author:
Giordano, Dick
Author:
Doran, Colleen
Author:
Delany, Samuel R.
Author:
Woch, Stan
Author:
MacManus, Shawn
Author:
Talbot, Bryan
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Horror
Subject:
Horror comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Horror
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sandman Collected Library
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
September 1993
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.20x6.70x.37 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages DC Comics - English 9781563890895 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium."
"Review" by , "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time."
"Review" by , "Nothing less than a popular culture masterpiece, and a work that is braver, smarter, and more meaningful than just about anything 'high culture' has produced during the same period."
"Review" by , "Gaiman spins a tale that spans worlds, from the urban inhabitants of a grungy walk-up, to those of a Narnia-type land endangered by an enemy known only as the Cuckoo. Gaiman's adroit sampling of world mythos gives the series its scope and sense of timelessness, but as usual it's the characters who stand out. This time the wonderfully motley crew includes a drag queen, a punky lesbian couple, several talking animals, one talking decapitated head, the confused heroine Barbie, and of course, Morpheus himself, The Sandman's eponymous dreammeister....If you haven't read The Sandman yet, this is as good a place as any to start. Shawn McManus's drawings are marvelous, the story is marvelous, and, by the end, Gaiman's splendid writing even managed to coax a tear from these tired old eyes. The Sandman remains the standard by which other fantasy works, graphic and otherwise, will be measured in the '90s. Great stuff."
"Synopsis" by , The line between reality and fantasy is blurred in this tale of gender identity, childhood, and magic.
"Synopsis" by , /Neil Gaiman /Shawn McManus, Bryan Talbot et al Walk the line between fantasyand reality in Neil Gaiman's subtle and poignant tale A GAME OF YOU. This
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