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The Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You
The Sandman Vol 5 A Game of You
Author: Neil Gaiman
Take an apartment house, mix in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine, and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth installment of the Sandman series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in The Doll's House, wh...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781563890895
ISBN-10: 1563890895
Publication Date: 9/3/1993
Pages: 183
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: DC Comics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 21
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ophelia99 avatar reviewed The Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You on + 2527 more book reviews
I love the Sandman series so far and this book was no exception. Gaiman has a way of telling dark stories that are very creative and really expand your mind and make you think. After reading the House of Night, Book 5, to read something this wonderful was a privilege.

Barbie best friend is a drag queen named Wanda and two lesbians that live in her apartment building. Barbie seems to be dragging a bit because she never dreams. She remembers dreaming as a child; wonderful vivid dreams, but those times are long past. When a creature from her dreams dies in front of her on the street and gives her a treasure, Barbielapses in to a permanent dream state that lead her back to her dream-land where she is a princess and must save the dream land from the Cuckoo. Barbie's friends walk the path of the moon in a effort to save her. In the end nothing is quite as it seems and Barbie's friends efforts may have put the real world at risk.

The artwork in these books is great. The story is amazing. You really feel for all of the characters and relate with them. The plot pulls you through as you wonder what the next page will bring. Full of creative ideas, intriguing thought, creative world, and of course the God of Dreams; this was another amazing installment to the Sandman series. I love these stories; they always open your mind to new possibilities and wonders. Not to mention that in general the stories are just well told with a deep mythos behind them.

I look forward to reading the next Sandman Volume.
LaurieS avatar reviewed The Sandman, Vol 5: A Game of You on + 504 more book reviews
I read these comics many moons ago and as my memory isn't what it used to be I can't remember a heck of a lot of the storylines. Death was always my favorite character but this one, featuring Barbie and her dreamworld, is reminding me why I loved the Sandman so much way back when. There are two worlds here, Barbie's gritty urban reality and that of her unique friends including drag queen Wanda and lesbian neighbors, and Barbie's dreamworld where animals speak. The two worlds collide when a creature from her dreams comes to warn Barbie (his princess) that she must return to "The Land" in order to save it. The sketches are beautifully done and enhance the dream-like setting as well as Barbie's urban reality.

There is a lot of darkness in this story,death makes an appearance as well as the dream king but it was the "baby" dream that chilled me the most.

Even though this is "Volume 5" it stands alone very well on its own. I hadn't read the comics in years but all made sense as I read along.

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Sandman  5 of 10
Morpheus (Primary Character)
Martin Tenbones (Minor Character)


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