Sandman, The: World's End - Book Viii

by Neil Gaiman
Illustrator Gary Amaro, Mike Allred

DC Comics | October 20, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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When Brant and Charlene wreck their car in a horrible snowstorm in the middle of nowhere, the only place they can find shelter is a mysterious little inn called World''s End. Here they wait out the storm and listen to stories from the many travelers also stuck at this tavern. These tales exemplify Neil Gaiman''s gift for storytelling--and his love for the very telling of them. This volume has almost nothing to do with the larger story of the Sandman, except for a brief foreshadowing nod. It''s a nice companion to the best Sandman short story collection, Dream Country, (and it''s much better than the hodgepodge Fables and Reflections). World''s End works best as a collection--it''s a story about a story about stories--all wrapped up in a structure that''s clever without being cute, and which features an ending nothing short of spectacular. --Jim Pascoe

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 Pages, 6.3 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: October 20, 1999

Publisher: DC Comics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1563891719

ISBN - 13: 9781563891717

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Sandman, The: World's End - Book Viii

Sandman, The: World's End - Book Viii

by Neil Gaiman
Illustrator Gary Amaro, Mike Allred

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 Pages, 6.3 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: October 20, 1999

Publisher: DC Comics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1563891719

ISBN - 13: 9781563891717

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When Brant and Charlene wreck their car in a horrible snowstorm in the middle of nowhere, the only place they can find shelter is a mysterious little inn called World''s End. Here they wait out the storm and listen to stories from the many travelers also stuck at this tavern. These tales exemplify Neil Gaiman''s gift for storytelling--and his love for the very telling of them. This volume has almost nothing to do with the larger story of the Sandman, except for a brief foreshadowing nod. It''s a nice companion to the best Sandman short story collection, Dream Country, (and it''s much better than the hodgepodge Fables and Reflections). World''s End works best as a collection--it''s a story about a story about stories--all wrapped up in a structure that''s clever without being cute, and which features an ending nothing short of spectacular. --Jim Pascoe

About the Author

Neil Gaiman, 1960 - Neil Gaiman was born in 1960 in Portchester, England. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as "Time Out,""The Sunday Times,""Punch" and "The Observer." Gaiman's first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series "The Sandman." It is what Gaiman is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. "The Sandman" series has outsold both "Batman" and "Superman" comics, selling over a million copies a year. The collections have sold over 750,000 copies in both paperback and hardcover and Warner Bothers has optioned the rights to Sandman. Gaiman is the co-originator and co-editor of The Utterly Comic Relief, an organization which raises money to maintain First Amendment Rights for comic book creators. In 1991, the organization raised over 45,000 pounds for the Comic Relief Charity. Gaiman has also co-authored a book with Terry Pratchet called "Good Omens" and wrote "Ghastly Beyond Belief" in 1985 and "Don't Panic" in 1987. He has edited a book of poetry entitled "Now We Are Sick" and his essays have appeared in such publications as "Horror: 100 Best Books and 100 Great Detectives." Gaiman's latest project has been the development of "Neverwhere," originally a television series for the BBC, it has now been expande
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Fans of graphic art, comic books and storytelling can all satisfy their needs with this, the most acclaimed comic book series in recent times. The Sandman series bring readers into the lives of The Endless, the gods who will maintain this universe long after we are gone. Universally praised for his genius, Neil Gaiman has created the most affecting and literate work ever seen by the genre. The Sandman: World's End is a story of unparalleled imagination. Travellers from the realms of myth, dream and time take refuge in a mysterious inn. They are there to wait out the raging storm outside, a disturbance known as a reality storm.

 

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