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The Brief Lives (Sandman) de Neil Gaiman
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The Brief Lives (Sandman) (1994 original; edició 1994)

de Neil Gaiman (Autor)

Sèrie: The Sandman (07 (Issues 41-49)), The Sandman {1989-1996} (TPB, issues 41-49)

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Older and more powerful than the gods themselves, the Endless are a dysfunctional family of cosmic beings that have ruled over the realms of dream, desire, despair, destiny, destruction, death, and delirium since the beginning of time. But three hundred years ago, one of the mythical beings gave up his duties and left his realm, never to be seen again. BRIEF LIVES tells the tales of Delirium and older brother Dream on a mission to find their missing sibling, as they encounter immortal humans and various deities while trying to locate the prodigal Destruction. But as their adventure draws Dream into a final, tragic confrontation with his son Orpheus, the eternal being learns the true meaning of fate and consequences.… (més)
Membre:CharlesFeatherstone
Títol:The Brief Lives (Sandman)
Autors:Neil Gaiman (Autor)
Informació:Vertigo (1995), Edition: Gph, 256 pages
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The Sandman: Brief Lives de Neil Gaiman (1994)

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Continuing with this great series, in this issue, Dream and Delirium (my favorite endless character) go on a mission to find their brother, Destruction. Strange things happen along the way and a price is to be paid in order for them to find their brother. Wonderful sad story and the graphics were ok but the story outshines the graphics in this one. ( )
  booklover3258 | Jan 18, 2023 |
This volume was wonderful. Much better than the last - much more of the Endless too. These books are always best when they have plenty of the Endless in them. Delirium annoyed me a little, but her interactions with Dream were priceless. The message of this volume was also something that really got you thinking. Very enjoyable! ( )
  Anniik | Nov 26, 2022 |
Ah, finally a rather linear story arc once again. I like it very much. Ties some things together, a lot of fun and hints at bigger things to come. ( )
  cwebb | Nov 2, 2022 |
This one? Not so much. A grudging two that perhaps should be a three because the ending was enjoyable.

The main issues (pardon the pun) that I had with this one fall to two areas:

1 - The art
The Sandman run, as far as I'm concerned, really hasn't had that many issues where the art was stunning. Most of the time it's serviceable at best. But this collection, finally done by a single artist and inker, was not good. It was amateurish, with the characters often a half-step above stick figures.

Morpheus, the titular Sandman himself, instead of looking imposing, or mysterious, or, hell, at least a little gothy, was instead a boring figure, just like the others. I felt no weight from the art, no gravitas.

In a graphic novel, the words drive the story, but the art should supply the wonder. The only thing I wondered here was, why were these two chosen for the art?

2 - Delerium
The only thing I can really say about Delirium is, I find her tedious. So any story that highlights her, I am likely to find tedious as well. That was the case here.

Garman's writing is still miles above most in the industry, and the second-last chapter was a particular highlight, but overall, I found I had to force myself to get through this one. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
Delirium and Dream go looking for Destruction, who doesn't want to be found.

I loved Delirium's reactions to our world and am intrigued by the headstone on the island. I remember her from the French Revolution story in "Fables & Reflections" but do we know anything more about her? ( )
  Robertgreaves | Aug 23, 2021 |
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Gaiman, Neilautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Giordano, DickIl·lustradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Thompson, JillIl·lustradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Berger, KarenExecutive Editor - Vertigo, Editor-Original Seriesautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Kahan, BobEditor-Collected Editionautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Klein, ToddLettererautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Locke, VinceIl·lustradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
McKean, DaveAutor de la cobertaautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Straub, PeterEpílegautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Vozzo, DannyColoristautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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As he laye unravelling in the agonie of death, the Standers-by could hear him say softly, I have seen the Glories of the world.
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For Bob and Allison on the occasion of their engagement. Pete and Dana on the occasion of their wedding. Beth and Chris, on the occasion of my dedicating a book to them. - Neil
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to Mom and Dad for their encouragement and support and to Khrysta for helping me through the rough times. - Vince
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The priests of Orpheus have had thousands of years to learn the art of misdirection.
I know how gods begin, Roger. We start as dreams. Then we walk out of dreams into the land. We are worshipped and loved, and take power to ourselves. And then one day there's no one left to worship us.
And in the end, each little god and goddess takes its last journey back into dreams...and what comes after, not even we knows.
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Older and more powerful than the gods themselves, the Endless are a dysfunctional family of cosmic beings that have ruled over the realms of dream, desire, despair, destiny, destruction, death, and delirium since the beginning of time. But three hundred years ago, one of the mythical beings gave up his duties and left his realm, never to be seen again. BRIEF LIVES tells the tales of Delirium and older brother Dream on a mission to find their missing sibling, as they encounter immortal humans and various deities while trying to locate the prodigal Destruction. But as their adventure draws Dream into a final, tragic confrontation with his son Orpheus, the eternal being learns the true meaning of fate and consequences.

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