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The Sandman, Vol 7: Brief Lives
The Sandman Vol 7 Brief Lives
Author: Neil Gaiman
Dream's youngest sister, the loopy Delirium, convinces him to go on a quest for their missing brother, Destruction. But Dream may learn that the cost of finding his prodigal sibling is more than he can bear.
ISBN-13: 9781563891380
ISBN-10: 1563891387
Publication Date: 1/1/1995
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: DC Comics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 15
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My favorite of the Sandman series, probably because I can sooo relate to Delirium. The multiple stories and characters are woven together beautifully, something Gaiman excels in. Sandman is probably at his most human in this book, which was interesting to see, and another reason I love it. Within the series, it is a vital part of the story, of course. Parts will mean a lot more to you if you've read the former books, and the resolution of Sandman will make more sense after you've read this. But, I went out of order, and this was the FIRST Sandman book I read, which got me addicted to the series. And I can say that it works as a stand-alone, too.
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This is the seventh graphic novel in Gaiman's Sandman series. The Sandman series is 10 graphic novels in length. This was a wonderful book. Absolutely loved the story and enjoyed the illustrations.

In the seventh graphic novel in the Sandman series Morpheus's sister Delirium wants to go searching for her brother Destruction. After Desire and Despair refuse to help her she turns to Morpheus for help. Morpheus has just been abandoned by his girlfriend and is depressed and as such agrees to travel with Delirium in search of their brother Destruction. There travels take them to visit a number of long-lived humans and a few forgotten gods.

If you are a Sandman fan then you will read this and love it. If you aren't well then you should start reading these graphic novels because they are awesome. The plotlines are creative and interesting as well as engaging. Sometimes the story gets a little bit ambiguous, but that just makes it more interesting. There is always a little black humor in these; especially in this book where Delirium likes to chat about whatever strikes her fancy. Of course the storyline always touches on deeper topics like the meaning of life, the origin of life, and the definition of gods.

I really enjoyed this installment of the Sandman series and look forward to reading the next novel.


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