- Taschenbuch: 192 Seiten
- Verlag: Vertigo; Auflage: New ed. (13. November 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1401237541
- ISBN-13: 978-1401237547
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,8 x 0,6 x 25,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 20 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 4.246 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake (New Edition) (Sandman New Editions, Band 10) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 13. November 2012
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This is the conclusion to the much talked about Sandman series. It may be best to start your Sandman acquaintance with earlier episodes, but The Wake stands as one of Neil Gaiman's strongest and most consistent Sandman volumes to date. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Praise for Sandman:
"The greatest epic in the history of comic books"—The Los Angeles Times Magazine
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Each of the four stories in this book plays an integral part not only to _The Wake_ but to the series as a whole. In "The Wake" and "Sunday Mourning", we see the aftermath of the death of a character, not a superhero, but heroic in a different way from any other I've seen. The art for this story is amazingly detailed and beautiful. There is no action whatsoever, but the dialogue.... WOW, is all I can say. From the raven Matthew and the grim Despair and the silent Duma, to the vengeful Thessaly and cruel Desire, to the taciturn Destiny and confused Delirium, the characters reflect on Morpheus, the King of Dreams, Prince of Stories, in some of the most moving eulogies, formal and informal, I've read for a fictional character.
In "Exiles," we see an unknowing outsider's point of view on the events of the last few books, and the difference in modes of operation of both Dreams of the Endless. Though less moving, than "The Wake," "Exiles" provides an important perspective on the series.
"The Tempest" finally pulls together all the many interlocking storylines into a conclusion. We find out what motivation has driven Morpheus, Dream of the Endless, through nine books of transformation, we see his capacity for compassion, and for sternness. The conclusion for this story frames the picture beautifully.
_The Wake_ was the most emotional of the series, though the least disturbing. I cried at the end, upon seeing how everything fit together (absolutely perfectly, I might add). I didn't think this book was quite as good as _The Kindly Ones_, but close. Truly amazing work.
The convention of Morpheus' old lovers is nice. Good Queen Titania refuses to disclose any specifics about their rumored relationship, Larissa/Thessaly comes to tears speaking about Morpheus (wasn't she directly responsible for him getting killed in the first place, though?), and Calliope's speech about her gratefulness to Dream for the mercy-killing of their son, was strangely beautiful. Meager words, however, cannot possibly describe the eulogies of Morpheus' family and friends, nor the mystical funeral barge that Dream's final voyage is taken on. It IS the stuff dreams are made of.
But, celebrity guest stars aside, this is the story of the late Dream King's best friend and right-hand bird, Matthew, coming to grips with his boss' death, the option of ending his own life, and the new Dream on the throne. Dream/Daniel Hall has a busy time too. Fear over meeting the rest of his family, The Endless, over dinner, and his quiet moments with the palace guards, show that, despite however much of Morpheus there may be in him, this time, Dream is more human than ever. But, as Destruction's visit proves, Morpheus is still very much a part of Daniel. Evidenced especially when he pardons his mother, Lyta Hall, for her involvement in the Kindly Ones affair, something Morpheus probably would never have done. Finally, Matthew learns a lesson that Dream tried to impart to his son, Orpheus, and had he learned it, none of the tragedy in the series would need have happened. "When the dead are gone, you mourn, and go on living." Or words to that effect. Long live the King.
The Epilogue, Sunday Mourning, chronicles the immortal Hob Gadling's day spent at a renaissance festival with his latest girlfriend, Gwen. Miserable, and feeling his age (635), Hob gets into an argument about English slaving practices with Gewn, and argues about what the English Renaissance era was REALLY like with a puppeteer. Then he gets drunk. Or at least tries to. Hob's description of American beer has to be read in context to be believed, but it made me split my sides. Then Death shows up. She brings Hob the news of her brother's passing, and asks if he's ready to call it a day. Hob's anguish over whether to choose a poetic death over a degrading life is a great, moving literary moment.
Michael Zulli illustrates these four parts of the novel. The faces, the colors, the emotion in every stinkin' panel... Wow. The colors and the inks look just slightly washed-over, somehow, giving the feeling of looking at the page through glass. Or like in a dream. This is some of the best comic artwork I've ever seen. Ever.
Exiles is the story of a Japanese man banished from his village, and, lost in the desert, he enters the Soft Places, a section of the Dreaming where all time exists simultaneously, and meets both Dreams, Morpheus and Daniel. A quiet, touching story, perfectly fitting with the mostly black and white brushstrokes of Jon J. Muth.
Finally, The Tempest. Illustrated by fantasy master Charles Vess, whose art is full of emotion and the sights of the period. This, the story of the world's greatest writer's last work, which is itself, the story of a powerful magician who breaks his books and leaves his island. Will Shakespeare himself, is faced with the weight of old age, his distance from his wife, and his daughter being courted by a boy he does not approve of. He deals with these by getting drunk with Ben Jonson, and pouring his heart and soul into The Tempest. Finished the play, Will accompanies the King of Dreams to his castle for a drink, and to ask him why this was the play that Morpheus wanted written about him. Because Morpheus, unlike some of his family and unlike Prospero, the hero of The Tempest, will never leave his island. Although he is the Prince of Stories, he will never have one written about him. And, I guess, that's where we came in, fellow readers. Just us and Mr. Gaiman. Wasn't that a nice note to go out on?
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