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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture: A Companion to the Collected Works
Thomas Middleton, Gary Taylor
Progress: 63/1183 pages
The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry
Robert Chandler
The Uncertain Land and Other Poems
Patrick O'Brian
Progress: 8/160 pages
The Poems and Plays of John Masefield
John Masefield
Progress: 78/534 pages
Poems Selected
Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes
Progress: 4/50 pages
Selected Poems
U A Fanthorpe
Progress: 18/160 pages
The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse
Mick Imlah, Robert Crawford
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 133/789 pages
The Art Book
Editors of Phaidon Press
Progress: 286/515 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 82/259 pages

The Absolute Sandman, Vol. III, Gaiman et. al.

The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 3 - Neil Gaiman, Michael Allred, Sherilyn van Valkenburgh, Lovern Kindzierski, Kent Williams, John Watkiss, Alec Stevens, Shea Anton Pensa, Vince Locke, Gary Amaro, Tony Harris, Dick Giordano, Daniel Vozzo, Bryan Talbot, Todd Klein, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson, Michael Zul

Well, this is of course, brilliant. But why? It occurs to me that the world Gaiman set up for himself was in fact the perfect tool for him: He could incorporate any mythology, religion, genre, location or time and still make it all self-consistent, hence allowing his imagination to go wherever it wanted or needed to. This particular volume is a great showcase for this variety and it is enhanced by the various changes in art style accompanying the changes in mood, atmosphere, character and location.


Bring on Vol. IV!