Just when you thought it couldn't get any wilder, Neil Gaiman taps into ancient mythology in "The Sandman: Dream Country". In this third volume, a struggling writer traps a muse, cats rule the ancient world over humans, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is more than just a Shakespearean farce, and Ra (sun god) transforms a woman into a walking periodic table. Manipulation by both man and by deity is the crucial theme in this volume, and it's up to Dream and the rest of the Endless to set things right.
APPEAL: This is another mesmerizing volume by the master of fantasy and horror.
NOTES (language, violence, sex, humor, satire):
graphic violence and sex
Horror tales. Fantasy fiction. Graphic novels
Terry Pratchett, Tim Powers
DATE/STAFF: 6/25/2013 / TB