The Sandman, Volume 10: The Wake

The Sandman, Volume 10: The Wake

by Neil Gaiman, Various

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Overview

In the final Sandman tale, Morpheus made the ultimate decision between change and death. As one journey for the Endless ends another begins for the Lord of Dreams and his family. All the final pieces come together for the final moments of the Sandman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401237547
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Edition description: New
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 71,324
Product dimensions: 6.64(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of AMERICAN GODS and CORALINE. His other books include the novels ANANSI BOYS, NEVERWHERE and STARDUST (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Awards as one of 2000's top ten adult novels for young adults) and the short fiction collections M IS FOR MAGIC, FRAGILE THINGS and SMOKE AND MIRRORS. With Roger Avary, he is the screenwriter of the motion picture BEOWULF, directed by Robert Zemeckis. His illustrated novel STARDUST was released as a major motion picture Summer 2007 starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. Among his many awards are the Eisner, Hugo, the Nebula and the World.

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

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The Sandman 10 : The Wake 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'...in hindsight, i do not think i loved him. i just felt his love burning and all consuming and reflected it back like the cold moon reflects the light of the sun.'---this is more than a comic book, it is a collection of souls captured in words. the graphics is astounding, but it's the story that got me captivated. i saw bit pieces of my life from the testimonials of the attendees in Dreams' wake...a sunset-colored nostalgia...somewhere in the vast crowd of mourners in Dream's world, i saw myself bleeding for the death of a king.
gillis.sarah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good conclusion to a stellar series.
xicanti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The world gathers in the Dreaming to bid farewell to a point of view.And now we see what happens After. This is a much quieter volume than any that has come before. It's sombre and introspective, and it's not about moving forward so much as saying goodbye. That's not to say that there are no developments and no growth; Dream, in particularly, changes a great deal over the course of this story, both literally and because we learn more about his past through his former lovers' reminiscences. The focus, however, is on the farewells. We see how each of the characters is dealing with the aftermath of The Kindly Ones, and we ourselves are given a chance to say goodbye both to Morpheus and to his unusual family.However, the wake itself isn't the end. It does provide us with all the closure we really need, but there are also three stories at the end that tie up a few other loose ends and give us some further insight into everything we've just read. We see Hob one final time. We return to a Soft Place in the company of a disgraced bureaucrat . And we watch Shakespeare discharge his debt to Dream. While I enjoyed Hob's story very much, the other two weren't entirely perfect. I can take or leave the courtier in the desert, and Shakespeare's story drags a little now that I'm so familiar with it. There's one line, though, right near the end, that makes the whole thing worthwhile. It just throws Morpheus into relief. I find myself reconsidering his entire story in light of this one tiny piece of information. The story was deep to begin with, but this one line raises the water level to a whole new height.Highly recommended, but you really should read the rest of the series first.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful closing chapter to the Sandman saga. I love Michael Zulli's artwork, particularly the delicacy that he uses to draw the new Dream, and John Muth's art for the story "Exiles" is a triumph. After the tumult of The Kindly Ones, Gaiman gives the reader a chance to reflect, mourn, and look forward to things to come. Lovely.
artistlibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
10 volumes in and this was my favorite. The artwork was subtle yet stunning, unexpected for a graphic novel. I'll miss Dream the most, but I grew fond of Delirium and felt full real-tear empathy for Despair. I suppose Death and I will chat another time.
lydiasbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was interesting but I didn't like it enough to go on to read the rest of the series. This may well be due to the medium of the graphic novel, rather than Gaiman's skill as an author.
stipe168 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Finale of this wonderful, powerful, emotional, epic, fantasmagorical series.
TurtleKnitta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This final installment of the Sandman series was utterly gorgeous, both in prose and in illustration. The drawings gave a beautiful weight to the words, finishing the story in the perfect manner. It was one of the best volumes of the series.
ragwaine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So this is the last Sandman. Not a big deal really. Kind of boring - somber and slow. The art was nice. The last story had a bunch of quotes from "The Tempest" and I'm not much of a Shakespeare fan so it didn't really move me. Some nice creative touches but once again I'm underwhelmed and left wondering why this series is such a big deal.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume.
xbinkus More than 1 year ago
Neil Gaiman, need I say more?
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