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The Sandman, Volume 7: Brief Lives
     

The Sandman, Volume 7: Brief Lives

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by Neil Gaiman, Locke (Illustrator), Dave McKean (Illustrator), Thompson (Illustrator), Bob Kahan (Editor)
 

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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.

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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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gaiman's very popular Sandman series (this is the eighth book in the series) continues with another tale of the Endless, the family of mythic cosmic beings that govern the psychic and physical realms of Dream, Desire, Despair, Destiny, Delirium, Destruction and Death. Morpheus, Lord of Dreams and the central figure in the series, is asked by his sister, the unstable and touchingly demented Delirium, to help locate their brother Destruction. Destruction abandoned his duties 300 years ago (about the time of the Enlightenmentnt), dropping out of sight after a prescient and despairing glimpse of the rise of human reason and its own destructive proclivities. The grimly ironic Morpheus and his whimsically erratic sister travel among the mortals of earth in search of their brother and ultimately learn something of Destruction's reasons for abdicating. Gaiman's works often follow the plots of classical and mythical narratives and Brief Lives, like his other works, can often look and sound as ponderous as a bad period costume movie. But his works are also driven by sharply drawn characters and his knack for capturing the patterns of intimacy, even in an otherworldly setting, can be affecting. Thompson and Locke contribute subtle and vividly colored drawings, rendered in an awkward but agile line. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563891373
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Series:
Sandman Series , #7
Edition description:
graphic Novel
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.46(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now calls the United States home. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels—including Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline—as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals as well as the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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Sandman, Volume 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
AVoraciousReadr 5 months ago
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: In BRIEF LIVES, Delirium, youngest of the extended family known as The Endless, prevails upon her brother Dream to help find their missing sibling, Destruction. Their subsequent odyssey through the waking world, and their final confrontations with Destruction--as well as the resolution of Dream's painful relationship with his son, Orpheus--will change the Endless forever. There are 9 chapters in this volume and they all concern Delirium’s search first for one of her siblings (Desire and Despair said no) to help her find their brother who left them 300 years ago and then, after she persuades Dream to help her, their journey to find Destruction. I’m not really sure what’s going on with some of the people they seek out, but I love this volume with its continuous & connected storyline. The artwork is mostly trippy and perfect for one centered around Delirium. I also love that the “lost” brother finally gets page time.
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