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  • Hardcover: 616 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Box Slp edition (11 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401210848
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401210847
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 5.8 x 39.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neil Gaiman is a tour de force of creative talent. He is the bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also co-wrote the script for Beowulf starring Anthony Hopkins and Angeline Jolie. He is the creator/writer of the award-winning Sandman comic series and has written several books for children. His latest title, The Graveyard Book, won the Teenage Booktrust Prize 2009. Neil has been immortalised in song by Tori Amos, and is a songwriter himself. His official website now has more than one million unique visitors each month, and his online journal is syndicated to thousands of blog readers every day.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ian R. Foster on 27 May 2012
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Neil Gaiman protests against the hollow lives which modern day human beings live through, as well as simultaneously deconstructing the idea of anthropormophic representation as a meaningful method of explaining the universe. Genius.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Helen on 22 May 2009
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I have all four now and I love them to death. Gorgeous presentation, awesome story, loads of bonus material at the back and they look great on your shelf (if a little Goth-y). And hey! They're heavy enough that they'll tone your arms as you read, so what's not to love?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bex on 11 Sep 2009
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Bought this book as a present and it ws a big hit! Being the third in the series, have been avid collector and was once again not disappointed.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Worth the $$Money$$ 24 July 2008
By Jason A. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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I have the Sandman trade paperbacks 1-6. I decided I was willing to take a gamble with the Absolute edition. It was a great choice. The Absolute edition surpassed my expectations. It is significantly larger than the trade paperbacks, which makes it instantly more fun to read, and the text being larger means it is easier on your eyes. The colors look a lot more vibrant. The paper is thick and feels good to touch. The price is the only undesirable portion of this book, but even with that being what it is, I think it is worth it.

And, just to make an attempt to justify the price, consider this:
A hardcover graphic novel that is the size of a Sandman trade paperback usually costs around $20. Absolute Sandman Volume 3 includes about 2.5 trade paperbacks (Brief Lives, Worlds End, and part of Fables & Reflections). 20 times 2.5 equals $50. And then you factor in the extras, the larger size, the higher quality coloring and paper, the impressive cover, and the slipcase...which more than justifies the other $14. So, is this really expensive? Yes. Is it unreasonably expensive? No. Is it worthy purchasing? ABSOLUTELY!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
From Neil himself, this will be reprinted. 3 Sep 2012
By Bryan Rider - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When I saw the vultures start listing this gorgeous book for $200 an up, I sent Neil a tweet saying he may want to let people know it is getting rare.
He replied (and he does this more than you might think) a reprinting is coming once again confirming that he knows more about his product than I do.

I doubt there is much I could add to what I consider the finest tale in any medium. Ever.
It is absolutely worth the extra cash to own the definitive versions. They are beautiful. I have now 4 different versions, but this is the one I will go back to time and again.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful third installment in the "Absolute Sandman" series. 24 Jun 2008
By Cathy Buksar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a joy to read, just as wonderful as the previous two. Bryan Talbot's pencil details pop out the in larger scale volume and McKean's covers shine. "Ramadan" is in this addition with P.Craig Russell's beautiful illustrations as well as the "Brief Lives" run, the "Death Gallery" stand-alone issue, "Fear of Falling" and more. Enjoy!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Absolute Necessity 1 Sep 2008
By Venkat Baskararajan - Published on Amazon.com
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Neil Gaiman's Sandman is a comic book + Literary genius + Great artwork + Stories from all over the world + much more. The absolute edition has new stories that were never before published. It's a visual and mental treat. If you are ever wondering whether to buy the TPB's or the absolute edition, I would suggest the Absolute edition - as all the original 75 stories from Sandman are collected in dust cover 4 volumes vs 12 TPB's. So price-wise it doesn't make a big difference. I have read this 3 times in the last 10 years and every time there is something new that I find. Like for example the library in the dream king's castle has books that famous authors thought but never wrote like in the sidelines if you you look for it. This book vol.3 introduces the "Inn at the world's end" a place where the currency is stories. The current series by Vertigo called "The house of Mystery" expounds on this concept. All in all a must buy.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Stories and, again, Excellent Price 1 Aug 2008
By J. Gladwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The Sandman is a series so unbeatable in storytelling (maybe a little of an overstatement) and so beautiful to look at that it should be read by anyone who's a comic fan, or a great literature fan for that matter. There's more random short stories in this section, but the stories that follow the main Endless family canon are amazing.

It's just as good as the 2 preceding, with beautiful art and a story script for Ramadan as bonus material, and will keep you reading for a bit. The price Amazon asks for is very reasonable, and is about 35 bucks cheaper than I could ever get it anywhere else. Buy it, and buy it here. (Now I sound like I'm an advertisement....)

Unless you can get it cheaper somewhere else. (Does that make up for it?)
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