Title: Sandman Volume 3: Dream Country
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Vertigo 2010
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel; Support Your Local LIbrary
How I Got It: Library loan
The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor.
This volume includes issues 17-20 of the original series and features completely new coloring, approved by the author, of issues 17 and 18.
Hmmm... So I didn't like this volume as much as the first two. We get appearances by Dream, but the stories are stories of others. I did enjoy the story featuring Death. She is fast becoming my favorite character in the series. Her spunk is a great contrast to her job. I think my favorite part of the volume was actually the extras at the back. We get an actual manuscript from Gaiman detailing the stories to be included. They read like a play script with stage directions and character descriptions. I find the journey from story to comic to be an interesting one.