Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium." Stephen King
"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
"Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time." Norman Mailer
The new hardcover reprintings of THE SANDMAN (featuring the numbered trade dress designed by Dave McKean for the trade-paperback editions) continue with this volume, reprinting THE SANDMAN #32-37. The line between reality and fantasy is blurred in this tale of gender identity, childhood, and magic.
Written by Neil Gaiman; art by Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, and various; painted cover by Dave McKean