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The Sandman: The Dream Hunters #2020

The Sandman The Dream Hunters Sandman fans should feel lucky that master fantasy writer Neil Gaiman discovered the mythical world of Japanese fables while researching his translation of Hayao Miyazaki s film Princess Mononoke At t

  • Title: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
  • Author: Neil Gaiman Yoshitaka Amano
  • ISBN: 9781840232042
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sandman: The Dream Hunters By Neil Gaiman Yoshitaka Amano, Sandman fans should feel lucky that master fantasy writer Neil Gaiman discovered the mythical world of Japanese fables while researching his translation of Hayao Miyazaki s film Princess Mononoke At the same time, while preparing for the Sandman 10th anniversary, he met Yoshitaka Amano, his artist for the 11th Sandman book Amano is the famed designer of the Final FantasySandman fans should feel lucky that master fantasy writer Neil Gaiman discovered the mythical world of Japanese fables while researching his translation of Hayao Miyazaki s film Princess Mononoke At the same time, while preparing for the Sandman 10th anniversary, he met Yoshitaka Amano, his artist for the 11th Sandman book Amano is the famed designer of the Final Fantasy game series The product of Gaiman s immersion in Japanese art, culture, and history, Sandman Dream Hunters is a classic Japanese tale adapted from The Fox, the Monk, and the Mikado of All Night s Dreaming that he has subtly morphed into his Sandman universe.Like most fables, the story begins with a wager between two jealous animals, a fox and a badger which of them can drive a young monk from his solitary temple The winner will make the temple into a new fox or badger home But as the fox adopts the form of a woman to woo the monk from his hermitage, she falls in love with him Meanwhile, in far away Kyoto, the wealthy Master of Yin Yang, the onmyoji, is plagued by his fears and seeks tranquility in his command of sorcery He learns of the monk and his inner peace he dispatches demons to plague the monk in his dreams and eventually kill him to bring his peace to the onmyoji The fox overhears the demons on their way to the monk and begins her struggle to save the man whom at first she so envied.Dream Hunters is a beautiful package From the ink brush painted endpapers to the luminous page layouts including Amano s gate fold painting of Morpheus in a sea of reds, oranges, and violets this book has been crafted for a sensuous reading experience Gaiman has developed as a prose stylist in the last several years with novels and stories such as Neverwhere and Stardust, and his narrative rings with a sense of timelessness and magic that gently sustains this adult fairy tale The only disappointment here is that the book is so brief One could imagine this creative team being even better suited to a longer story of epic proportions On the final page of Dream Hunters, in fact, Amano suggest that he will collaborate further with Mr Gaiman in the future Readers of Dream Hunters will hope that Amano s dream comes true Patrick O Kelley

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    1. A dreamy masterpiece This TPB is the original prose novella written by Neil Gaiman with illustrations of Yoshitaka Amano Don t get it confused with the comic book format version featuring artwork of P Craig Russell.DREAM TEAMYou would not seek to question a poem, or a falling leaf, or the mist on the mountaintop, Why, then, do you question me You may be aware of who is Neil Gaiman, the renowed British writer that got fame precisely with The Sandman comic book series, but also he has written seve [...]

    2. Oh hey, I know this story Well, my version didn t have Cain and Abel and the Raven in it, but the monk and fox part was familiar Not what I was expecting at all Slightly disappointed to not get something new to me, but this was a very well done version with lovely illustrations.

    3. A beautiful novella fairy story done in faux Japanese fable form by Gaiman at the top of his form Recently, after the latest Sandman Overture was released, I went back and reread all of the classic Sandman series from the 90s Completest that I try to be, I m glad I read this which was the first time Gaiman went back to the Sandman.Often, the best Sandman stories are the ones that feature Morpheus also known as the King of All Night s Dreaming here as a peripheral character The mythological shor [...]

    4. Gaiman Amano is a pairing that s like a dream come true, pun intended Gaiman blends his Sandman characters with a Japanese fable and Amano, the artist and character designer behind many Final Fantasy games illustrates It s beautiful, and while some video game fans complain that Amano is a one trick pony, I think that having of his signature style can only be a good thing.

    5. H y theo ta, con qu n i, gi ng n nghe nh hai vi n s i c v o nhau Ng i s d n ta i g p M ng ch nh s h i Ng i kh ng h i m t b i th , m t chi c l r i, hay s ng m tr n nh n i, con qu p V y th t i sao l i i h i ta Quy n u ti n m nh c trong series The Sandman.M nh c quy n n y t khi c n ch a bi t The Sandman l g hay Neil Gaiman l ai L do duy nh t m nh c n l do n c b n d ch ti ng Vi t Kh ng r l do Neil Gaiman vi t qu t t hay do ng i d ch d ch qu m t m khi l n u c truy n m nh kh ng h ngh c u chuy n n y do [...]

    6. Enchanting, utterly romantic and Amano Yoshika s illustrations are hauntingly beautiful.Absolutely adored this, and will probably re read in the future.

    7. Beautifully written and illustrated The Sandman The Dream Hunters was published for the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the series in 1999 It was written as a prose story because the artist Gaiman chose, Yoshitaka Amano, does not draw comics This is probably one of my favorite short stories in Sandman, a love story set in premodern Japan The characters are a monk, a fox spirit who falls in love with him, and an onmyoji magician who seeks to destroy the monk for his own purposes The fox sets [...]

    8. This is not an adaptation of a single fairy tale as purported, though elements of the Japanese mythic tradition remain strong if not always exactly perfected In particular, Gaiman captures the elusive spirit of the fox or kitsune , which are as mysterious and versatile as they are pervasive in Japanese myth exceedingly well, weaving about it a tale of fear against contentment and love against sacrifice morphed forgive the pun to fit seamlessly with the established Sandman canon.Yoshitaka Amano s [...]

    9. It s a little inaccurate to tag this as a graphic novel, as it s actually of a novella with illustrations The illustrations are gorgeous but then, I expected that, since it s illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano who did a lot of designs for the Final Fantasy game series.It s a simple little story, based on a Japanese myth The writing feels very much like a fairy tale, which is nice Gaiman is good at adapting his writing It s interesting to see how easily Dream and his realm are woven into the story w [...]

    10. I particularly loved the Japanese inspired art and mythology So pretty It would be easy to believe that somehow the Sandman mythos could be part of Japanese mythological history It feels real.Library copy

    11. Gorgeous artwork This tale is less a graphic novel and an illustrated novella I love this visit to Dream and the world of Sandman mixed with Japanese myth.

    12. Another beautiful and haunting Sandman story probably my favorite of the ones I have read so far The original subject matter was obviously well researched and the illustrations were absolutely gorgeous view spoiler This story is proof that not every story has to have a happy ending it s all the fantastic because it doesn t hide spoiler Truly, a fairy tale for adults.

    13. 5.0 Realidad o sue o No s como fue que llegaste a m o yo a ti Ni si fue realidad o un sue o, despierto o dormido Estoy perdido en la oscuridad de un abatido coraz n, sue o o realidad, que se decida esta noche Basta ya de darle largas, esta novela la le hace ya 3 meses c mo vuela el tiempo Por all en septiembre muy cerca de mi cumplea os, hab a iniciado a leer lo que para mi ser a solo una lectura para matar el rato, una fabula japonesa que aparentaba ir sobre animales y sue os, sobre monjes y te [...]

    14. Posted on my book blog.Background I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman and his Sandman series I came across the recent, graphic novel retelling of this book first, and while it appealed to me, it was nothing compared to what I experienced when I looked at the original version The cover is absolutely beautiful, golden and luminous without being kitschy.Review It all begins with a wager between a badger and a fox In a Japanese mountainside, there was a little temple, hardly visited by anyone any, and in [...]

    15. The Dream Hunters is an absolute beauty This book is thoroughly satisfying and alluring Gaiman s prose is exact but rich, and Amano s art is wow, just wow.The book genuinely felt like an old, old Japanese tale seamlessly embedded in the world of the Dream King There is one loud message here that the world of Sandman is vast, boundless and universal The Dream Hunters is a trademark Gaiman storytelling simple, elegant and strangely familiar yet enthralling and engaging from the start to the end.Am [...]

    16. This is of an illustrated story than a graphic novel Amano s artwork and the Japanese aesthetic rein in Gaiman s excessive tendency to throw in the kitchen sink, in this telling, retelling actually, of the story of the fox and the monk The story is wonderful and the artwork even so Amano really should have gotten top billing since Gaiman is basically just retelling a Japanese fairy tale with some Sandman flourishes.Thoroughly enjoyable although not really part of the Sandman canon This was a 1 [...]

    17. This isn t a graphic novel but a beautifully illustrated book In fact the illustrations are the best part Neil does his best attempt at a Japanese style version of a Sandman story It didn t feel quite right to me It had some of the elements of a Japanese fairy tale, but it felt a little clumsy round the edges and the transitions But then I m not that familiar with Japanese literature, just know my Buddhist literature and fox spirits from Chinese literature and religion so perhaps that was my pro [...]

    18. A retelling of a Japanese fairy tale, with Gaiman s Sandman characters grafted onto certain roles This is not a comic book but an illustrated novella It s a decent story, though it isn t up to the caliber of his best Sandman stories What distinguishes this book most is the lovely multi page spreads of Yoshitaka Amano s artwork Worth having if you are a Sandman or Amano fan.

    19. In one word Beautiful This book brings together all the fantasy of The Sandman with the ancient magic of a japanese legend If you read it long enough, you might even feel that you are reading some ancient scroll, with real ancient japanese drawings.

    20. A dreamy pardon the pun interpretation of Asian mythology thru the lens of the Sadman.The prose writing and the artwork interact beautifully, creating a breataking reading experience Highly recommended.

    21. While Gaiman s contribution was charming as always , Yoshitaka Amano s art was heart stoppingly exquisite Words will not suffice.

    22. Fabula japonesa ambientada en el mundo de Sue o donde Gaiman vuelve a demostrar que es un maestro contando historias.

    23. This was difficult for me to rate This is my favorite type of Gaiman short fairy tales that mostly form a larger arc With the theme of dreams, it allows Gaiman to showcase his flair for amazing imagery and not have to worry about the stories making sense, since they follow dream logic The art was beautiful, really beautiful.But Gaiman once again pretty much sucks at writing female characters outside the realm of beguiling demons, or ugly hags, or collateral damage within a male character s story [...]

    24. Yoshitaka Amano s art for this book is, as one would expect, lovely in an Amano way, dreamlike, stylized, beautiful, expressionless I truly enjoyed it As a collection of Amano illustrations, this book is definitely worth it.I m not so sure about Gaiman s text, which felt a little spacey and disconnected and didn t really leave me with any kind of lingering feelings about the book one way or another I was singularly unmoved.

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