World's End

World's End

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Reminiscent of the legendary Canterbury Tales, THE SANDMAN: WORLDS' END is a wonderful potpourri of engrossing tales and masterly storytelling. Improbably caught in a June blizzard, two wayward compatriots stumble upon a mysterious inn and learn that they are in the middle of a "reality storm." Now surrounded by a menagerie of people and creatures from different times and realities, the two stranded travelers are entertained by mesmerizing myths of infamous sea creatures, dreaming cities, ancient kings, astonishing funeral rituals and moralistic hangmen.
Publisher: Vertigo 20120228
ISBN: 9781401234027
140123402X

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dtaylz
Apr 24, 2016

APL Ruiz's resident authority on comics has called Watchmen "the Citizen Kane of graphic novels" and I agree it's a staggering achievement, but I now think The Sandman reaches farther and deeper.

BookReviewer2015 Jan 31, 2015

An excellent antholoy style edition of Sandman!

See what happens when a reality storm hits!

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

Highly recommend (the whole series!). I love that Stephen King did the intro! 2 of my favorite authors here :) The stories are interesting and beautifully told as always :)

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VRMurphy
Apr 08, 2013

I am loving this series anyway (great story, sly wit, engaging characters) but this has to be the best volume so far. Stephen King's introduction is spot-on: Neil Gaiman IS story.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Oct 24, 2012

Volume eight of the collected Sandman series is an ambitious writing project that succeeds. A reality storm causes several travellers from differing realities to become waylaid. They find themselves at the World's End tavern waiting for the storm to clear. To pass the time someone takes a turn telling everyone a story. Each story has the usual diversity of mythology that we have come to appreciate about Gaiman's writing style. At one point I found it amusing to discover that one of the storytellers tells a story where he recounts a time when he and some associates stopped to share stories; subsequently one of those stories ended up being about a woman who told stories .... and so on. Very satisfying collection of reading. Highly recommended for mature readers.

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