Title: Preludes Nocturnes
Author: Neil Gaiman
Published: 1995 Pages: 235
Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror
Buy | Borrow | Accept | Avoid
Preludes Nocturnes is the first novel in Gaiman's Sandman series. A graphic novel, P&N introduces readers to Morpheus, the Master of Dreams. Imprisoned for decades by a power-hungry man, Morpheus frees himself and attempts to retake various trappings of his profession. Other stories, related directly or indirectly, are interwoven into the narrative.
I was intrigued by the foundation this novel sets up, but I'm not rushing to go out and buy the second. I probably will as I am a bit curious to see where the story goes. I will say this: There is a mini-story in the novel called 24 Hours that is absolutely horrifying. I was so disturbed I read it twice - I like being disturbed; what can I say?
The more I write and think about this novel, the more I find myself feeling kindly towards it if that makes sense. For instance, I just flipped it open and caught this passage:
"People think dreams aren't real because they aren't made of matter, ofA wonderful philosophy. So I will go buy the next and see what happens.
particles. Dreams are real but they are made of viewpoints, of images, of
memories and puns and lost hopes."
Side Note: I typed up the review for this quite a while ago, but forgot to post it, so that's why this review comes after my review of Doll's House.